Mitral valve prolapse: a cause of stroke in children?
Rice GP., Ebers GC., Bondar RL., Boughner DR.
For a large proportion of children suffering a stroke, no specific cause can be found. Two cases with infantile hemiplegia are reported who subsequently were found to have mitral valve prolapse, which occurred as a familial trait in both cases. An association between stroke in childhood and mitral valve prolapse is suggested.