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Endomyocardial fibrosis.
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PMID:  21744710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a 51-year-old man of central African origin. Medical evaluation revealed severe heart failure. Echocardiography disclosed poor left ventricular function. The apex of the left ventricle showed complete obliteration and retraction. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed subendocardial hyperenhancement of the apex of the left and right ventricle, strongly suggesting endomyocardial fibrosis. For this particular patient a conservative approach (non-surgical) was decided on, and until now--12 months after termination of cardiac rehabilitation--proves successful.
Authors:
Tom Vermeulen; Viviane M Conraads; Christiaan J Vrints; Bernard P Paelinck
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium. tom.vermeulen@uza.be
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