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Endocardial fibroelastosis after replacement of mitral valves with tilting disk prostheses. A report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6893136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis developed in two patients whose mitral valves were replaced by tilting disk prostheses. The distribution of the lesions was compatible with their being caused by a hemodynamic effect of the prosthetic valves. The fibroelastosis appeared to have been of no clinical importance in one patient, but in the other, the endocardial thickening was greater and was probably a factor in causing cardiac decompensation.
A Steele; M S Tsao; M Finlayson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-26     Completed Date:  1980-09-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  422-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Endocardial Fibroelastosis / etiology*,  pathology
Endocardium / pathology*
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve*

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