Thesis / Dissertation

The Association Between Mitral Valve Prolapse With Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death

Hui-Chen Han, Han Lim (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

The mitral valve is one of four heart valves, and is situated between the left atrium and left ventricle. Its role is to facilitate the unidirectional flow of blood through the left atrium and ventricle by opening in diastole and closing in systole. Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) involves the atrial displacement of the mitral valve during ventricular systole. While MVP has been linked to the development of sudden cardiac death (SCD) through the development of malignant ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), this association remains controversial. This thesis examines the relationship between MVP, VAs and SCD. Chapter 1 reviews the published literature surrounding MVP, VAs and SCD. A historical contex..

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