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PREVALENCE OF MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE IN YOUNG ATHLETES FREE TO VIEW

Absalom D. Hepner, MD, PhD; Mastaneh Ahmadi-Kashani, BS; Mohammad-Reza Movahed, MD, PhD*
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University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA



Chest. 2006;130(4_MeetingAbstracts):197S. doi:10.1378/chest.130.4_MeetingAbstracts.197S-b
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Abstract

PURPOSE: The prevalence of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) has been reported to be between 0.6-21%. We studied unselected population of young athletes who underwent hand held echocardiography as a screening for the prevalence of MVP in the last 4 years in California.

METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 1,742 echocardiograms that were performed as a part of a cardiac screening of teenage athletes in Southern California. The total prevalence of MVP was calculated and stratified based on gender.

RESULTS: A total of 1,172 male and 570 female high school athletes were screened and available in our database. The echocardiographic prevalence of MVP was 0.9%, respectively. The prevalence was similar in both genders (1.2% in male and 0.7% in female athletes).

CONCLUSION: The prevalence of MVP in young unselected population in southern California was found to be less than 1% and was similar in both genders.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: We have found the prevalence of MVP in a young population to be less than 1% and appears to be similar across both age and gender.

DISCLOSURE: Mohammad-Reza Movahed, None.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


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