STEPHEN J. WINTERS, M.D.; BERNARD SCHREINER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT C. GRIGGS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PETER ROWLEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; NAVIN C. NANDA, M.D.
When a patient with mitral valve prolapse was found to have myotonic dystrophy, his family was studied to ascertain the occurrence of these abnormalities. Of 25 relatives screened, 8 had evidence of both myotonic dystrophy and mitral valve prolapse and 2 had evidence of myotonic dystrophy alone. Thirteen patients had evidence of neither condition and 1 had mitral valve prolapse alone. The association of these two conditions within a family has not previously been observed and valvular heart disease has not been recognized in myotonic dystrophy. This association should be looked for in other patients.
WINTERS SJ, SCHREINER B, GRIGGS RC, ROWLEY P, NANDA NC. Familial Mitral Valve Prolapse and Myotonic Dystrophy. Ann Intern Med. ;85:19–22. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-1-19
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(1):19-22.
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