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Prevalence of mitral valvar prolapse in young athletes

  • Absalom D. Hepner (a1), Holly Morrell (a2), Seaneen Greaves (a2), Jeff Greaves (a2) and Mohammad Reza Movahed (a3) (a4) (a2)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S104795110800245X
  • Published online: 01 August 2008
Abstract
AbstractBackground

The prevalence of mitral valvar prolapse has been reported to be between 0.6 and 21%. The goal of our study was to evaluate its prevalence in young athletes who underwent hand-held echocardiography as a screening mostly in southern California.

Methods

We retrospectively analyzed 1742 echocardiograms that were performed as a part of a cardiac screening of teenage athletes. The total prevalence of mitral valvar prolapse was calculated and stratified based on gender.

Results

We screened a total of 1172 male and 570 female high school athletes. The echocardiographic prevalence of mitral valvar prolapse was 0.9%. The prevalence was similar in both genders, at 1.2% in male and 0.7% in female athletes.

Conclusion

The prevalence of mitral valvar prolapse in young athletes mostly in southern California was found to be less than 1%, and was similar in both genders.

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Corresponding author
Correspondence to: M. Reza Movahed, MD, PhD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA. Tel: (520) 626 6223; Fax: (520) 626 5181; E-mail: rmovahed@email.arizona.edu; rmova@aol.com
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