Frequency of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) in panic disorder patients referring to psychiatric clinic in 1998-1999 - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 13, Number 39 (Jun 2003)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2003, 13(39): 71-74 | Back to browse issues page


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Nateghi G, Mohseni A. Frequency of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) in panic disorder patients referring to psychiatric clinic in 1998-1999 . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2003; 13 (39) :71-74
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-757-en.html

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Background and purpose : Panic disorder (PD) and MVP are relatively Çommon disorders, and the relation between them has been noticed by researchers. The question, weather, MVP is more common in PD patients than the whole non PD population, has not been answered yet. Ïn order to answer the question, this study was designed and performed.
Materials and methods : This descriptive study, has been done on the patients referring to psychiatric clinic from 1998 to 2001. The patients with confirmed diagnosis of PD according to DSM-ÏV, were under clinical trial and echocardiography by cardiologist for the probable presence of MVP.
Results : During this study, 181 patients suffering from PD were under study, of which, 127(70. 2%) were females and 54 (29. 8%) men. Mean age in females was 26 and 32.6 years respectively. Ïn all, 64(38.1%) of the patients had MVP according to perloff criteria.
Çonclusion : Ït seems that MVP in the patients suffering from PD has relatively more prevalence as a result, cardiovascular examination in confirmed PD patients would be useful.
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