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  • Mitral Valve Prolapse More Prevalent in Patients With Panic Disorder, Study Finds

    Psych News Alert Aug 20, 2019 | 17:48 pm

    Mitral Valve Prolapse More Prevalent in Patients With Panic Disorder, Study Finds Mitral valve prolapse (MVP), which occurs when the valve between the left upper and lower chambers of the heart does not close properly, is significantly more common in patients with panic disorder/agoraphobia, according to a meta-analysis in Psychosomatics (The Journal of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry). The findings confirm longstanding speculation that the two conditions are linked."This highlights the need of a careful cardiac examination in patients with [panic disorder], many of which[…]

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