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Hypereosinophilic heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3903454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 45-year-old patient with cardiac involvement from the idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome suffered from severe congestive cardiac failure with progressive deterioration despite intensive medical therapy. Investigations indicated bilateral ventricular infiltration with endomyocardial fibrosis which had caused severe haemodynamic restriction and bilateral atrioventricular valvular incompetence. Extensive surgery, which included bilateral ventricular endomyomectomy and mitral and tricuspid valve replacements, resulted in a significant improvement for six months.
J Cameron; D J Radford; J Howell; M F O'Brien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-09     Completed Date:  1985-12-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  408-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Endomyocardial Fibrosis / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery
Eosinophilia / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve
Tricuspid Valve

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