Barlow's syndrome


Barlow's syndrome
Barlow's syndrome n MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE
Barlow John Brereton (b 1924)
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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