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Constrictive endocarditis. Report of a case with successful surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  486285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 18-year old white youth presented with severe right heart failure and was found to have an obliterated and funnel-shaped right ventricle, massive tricuspid regurgitation, and mitral regurgitation. The haemodynamic findings were those of cardiomyopathy with obliteration on the right side. He underwent surgery consisting of decortication and peeling off of a thickened right ventricular endocardium, tricuspid valve replacement, and mitral valve repair. After surgery there was pronounced haemodynamic as well as clinical improvement. The pathological picture was that of constrictive endocarditis. We recommend this method of treatment for patients with obliterate cardiomyopathy on either side of the heart.
A H Sheikhzadeh; S Tarbiat; I Nazarian; I Aryanpur; A Senning
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-12-18     Completed Date:  1979-12-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Endomyocardial Fibrosis / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Myocardium / pathology
Postoperative Period

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