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Barlow's syndrome

noun
variants: also Barlow syndrome or Barlow's disease or Barlow disease

medical Definition of Barlow's syndrome

: mitral valve prolapse
  • Mitral valve prolapse, also called the Barlow's syndrome, is an underdiagnosed cause of sudden death, especially among young adults.
  • The New York Times6 Mar. 1994

Biographical Note for barlow's syndrome

  • Barlow, John Brereton (1924–2008), South African cardiologist. Barlow first described mitral valve prolapse in an article on late systolic murmurs that was published in 1963.

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