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Vol. 17, Suppl. 1, 1984
Issue release date: 1984
Section title: Physiological Basis of Anxiety
Psychopathology 1984;17:98–106
(DOI:10.1159/000284082)

Mitral Valve Prolapse: A Marker for Anxiety or Overlapping Phenomenon?

Boudoulas H.a · King B.D.b · Wooley C.F.a
aDivision of Cardiology, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Ohio, USA; bDivision of Cardiology, New York Medical College, Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, N. Y., USA

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Abstract of Physiological Basis of Anxiety

Published online: February 05, 2010
Issue release date: 1984

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

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Abstract

In symptomatic mitral valve prolapse patients (MVP): (1) the frequency and nature of symptoms were analyzed (n = 313); (2) metabolic studies were performed (n = 20), and (3) the response to isoproterenol infusions were studied (n = 16). Chest pain is more often the initial symptom in men; palpitations are more common initially in women. Fatigue, palpitations, dyspnea and arrhythmias are more frequent in women. Chest pain and neurologic events occur with the same frequency in both sexes. Women have more symptoms than men. MVP patients have normal thyroid function tests, normal plasma cortisol, normal diurnal variation of cortisol and normal 24-hour 17-ketosteroids and 17-hydroxycortico-steroids excretion. They have a normal response to oral glucose but higher glucose and insulin levels than controls. MVP patients have increased 24-hour urinary catecholamine excretion. Isoproterenol infusions produce symptoms in a dose-related fashion in MVP patients but not in controls. Isoproterenol infusion-related symptoms included chest pain (7), extreme fatigue (6), dyspnea (6), dizziness (4), numbness (2), panic attacks (2). Isoproterenol infusions produced a greater increase in heart rate in MVP patients compared to controls. Thus, MVP patients have increased catecholamines and hyperresponse to isoproterenol infusion which indicates that their symptoms may be catecholamine related or mediated. The complex relationships of MVP symptoms are not clear; the coexistence of anxiety states and MVP is one explanation; another equally plausible explanation is that MVP may be a specific marker for the symptom complex.

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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Physiological Basis of Anxiety

Published online: February 05, 2010
Issue release date: 1984

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


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