Prevalence of mitral valve prolapse in presumably healthy Korean adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This cross-sectional study on mitral valve prolapse (MVP) in Korean adults revealed a relatively low overall prevalence at 2.5% (5 of the 200 subjects). Three of 5 subjects with MVP were females and the majority (4 of 5 subjects) were under 30 years of age. All subjects with MVP had thoracic skeletal deformities (4 straight back syndrome and 1 pectus excavatum). All subjects with MVP did not have cardiac history and they were all asymptomatic except for one who had intermittent palpitation of mild degree.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, WR; Sheikh, MU; Lee, KJ

Published Date

  • June 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 356 - 358

PubMed ID

  • 4006347

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-9289

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/clc.4960080610


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States