Medical Dictionary

Barlow's syndrome

noun
variants: also

Barlow syndrome

or

Barlow's disease

or

Barlow disease

Medical Definition of Barlow's syndrome

  1. :  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 Times, 6 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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