volume 137, issue 4, P467-469 1980
DOI: 10.1176/ajp.137.4.467
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Abstract: Twenty-five agoraphobic women were compared with 23 controls for the presence of mitral valve prolapse syndrome (MVP). All subjects underwent cardiac examination, electrocardiography, phonocardiography, and echocardiography. Eleven of the agoraphobic patients had MVP; 5 had echo findings alone, 3 had both auscultory and echo findings, and 3 had auscultory findings alone. Two controls had evidence of MVP, both with echo findings alone. Echo chamber size and wall motion were similar in both groups. One patient h…

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