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.
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WINTERS SJ, SCHREINER B, GRIGGS RC, ROWLEY P, NANDA NC. Familial Mitral Valve Prolapse and Myotonic Dystrophy. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:19–22. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-1-19
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(1):19-22.
Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease.
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