Barlow's syndrome

Barlow's syndrome

 [bar´lōz]

Barlow's syndrome

Etymology: John B. Barlow, South African cardiologist, b. 1924
an abnormal cardiac condition characterized by an apical systolic murmur, a systolic click, and an electrocardiogram indicating inferior ischemia. These signs are associated with mitral regurgitation caused by prolapse of the mitral valve. Also called floppy-valve syndrome. See also mitral valve prolapse syndrome.

Patient discussion about Barlow's syndrome

Q. I have just developed a pain in my calf - feels like it clicks when I walk, and is a sharp pain I first noticed this problem this morning. As I stepped out of my car, I felt a sharp pain in my left calf, and it has gone worse as the day has gone on. No pain until I walk.

A. hmmm...now as i think of it- fatman's answer seems more logical. but usually people can tell the difference between strained muscle and other stuff. if it was just a pulled muscle he would have thought of it and naturally massage the area. no?

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Also known as click-murmur syndrome, Barlow's syndrome or floppy valve syndrome, mitral valve prolapse includes symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness, fatigue, heart palpitations and shortness of breath.
In mitral valve prolapse (also called Click-Murmur Syndrome, Barlow's Syndrome, Balloon Mitral Valve and Floppy Valve Syndrome), one or both mitral valve leaflets are enlarged or their supporting strings are too long.