Mitral valve prolapse in anorexia nervosa

D. G. Meyers, H. Starke, P. H. Pearson, M. K. Wilken

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An association between mitral valve prolapse and both low weight and small left ventricular size has been suggested to exist in nonanorexic and anorexic patients. No evidence of mitral valve prolapse syndrome was seen in the authors' patients. Thus, mitral valve prolapse in anorexia nervosa is at least in part due to a weight-loss-induced reduction in left ventricular size that results in a size disproportion between the mitral valve and the left ventricle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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