Genetic Basis of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2012 by Massachusetts General Hospital
Leducq Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert A. Levine, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 30, 2012
Last updated: October 31, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

The investigators have successfully identified two novel genetic loci for MVP on chromosomes 11 and 13 and are searching for altered genes in these regions. This requires recruiting large families who may have MVP linked to these or other chromosomes; and obtaining DNA samples from 1,000-1,500 individually affected patients to study the relation between DNA markers throughout the genome and MVP. It is our expectation that the results of this study will lead to the discovery of gene(s) responsible for MVP. This will lead to improved understanding of the disease and, in turn, improved ability to treat and prevent progression in genetically susceptible individuals.

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Genetic Basis of Mitral Valve Prolapse

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Discovery of the genetic basis of Mitral Valve Prolapse [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Genome-wide association

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA


Estimated Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: January 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This is a genome-wide association study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients referred for 2D echo for MVP


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mitral valve prolapse

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other mitral valve diseases
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01719211

Contact: Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD 6176433217
Contact: Robert a levine, MD 6177241995

United States, Massachusetts
Mass General Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Leducq Foundation
Principal Investigator: robert a levine, MD Mass General Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Robert A. Levine, MD, Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT01719211     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1999-p-007948
Study First Received: October 30, 2012
Last Updated: October 31, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:
MVP, mitral valve

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
Primary Dysautonomias
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Neurocirculatory Asthenia
Orthostatic Intolerance
Anxiety Disorders
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Valve Prolapse
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on March 26, 2015