Silent cerebral infarct in patients with mitral valve prolapse


Karakurum B., Topcu S., Yildirim T., Karatas M., Turan I., Tan M., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, cilt.115, ss.1527-1537, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 115 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00207450590957836
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1527-1537

Özet

It is still not clear whether mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a risk factor for ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether uncomplicated MVP is a risk factor for silent cerebral ischemic events. Fifty-two patients with uncomplicated MVP and 46 control subjects without MVP were included in the study. All subjects were evaluated for silent cerebral infarct (SCI) with a magnetic resonance imaging. Five (9.6%) of the patients who had MVP but no other risk factors for ischemic cerebral events had SCI. The results suggest that uncomplicated MVP is a risk factor for SCI, and that patients with MVP should receive anti-platelet-aggregating drugs.