Mitral Valve Prolapse: A Mirror for Anxiety?

  • Harisios Boudoulas
  • Bernard D. King
  • Charles F. Wooley


The origin of symptoms in patients with mitral valve prolapse (MVP) remains an enigma. If one accepts the premise that many patients with this condition were previously considered to have irritable heart, soldier’s heart, effort syndrome, neurocirculatory asthenia, or anxiety neurosis, then physicians have been attempting to fathom this phenomenon for more than a century.


Mitral Valve Prolapse Effort Syndrome Isoproterenol Infusion Adrenergic Tone Anxiety Neurosis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harisios Boudoulas
    • 1
  • Bernard D. King
    • 1
  • Charles F. Wooley
    • 1
  1. 1.The Ohio State University College of MedicineColumbusUSA

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