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Pol Tyg Lek. 1990 Nov 5-12;45(45-46):918-21.

[Arrhythmia in patients with mitral valve prolapse].

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  • 1Kliniki Kardiologii PAM w Szczecinie.


An incidence of cardiac arrhythmias was evaluated in 119 patients with mitral valve prolapse. The disease was made basing on the results of clinical symptoms, echo-, angio- and phonocardiography. Electrocardiograms were recorded from the standard 12 lead and Holter technique for 24 hours in each patient to assess present arrhythmias. It was found that the most frequent cardiac arrhythmias accompanying mitral valve prolapse are ventricular extrasystolic contractions of Lown's class 1a and 1b. Only examination of strictly selected groups of patients (age groups with or without co-existing mitral valve insufficiency for adequate period of time) will facilitate precise evaluation of an incidence of different cardiac arrhythmias accompanying the underlying disease.

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