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Right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis.
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PMID:  22799123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Endomyocardial fibrosis is a variety of restrictive cardiomyopathy, in which endocardium of one or both ventricles is thickened markedly with involvement of underlying myocardium. Partial obliteration of ventricular cavities by fibrous tissue and thrombus causes diastolic dysfunction with increased resistance to ventricular filling. Systolic function is well preserved till late stages. Biventricular or isolated left ventricular involvement is common. Isolated right ventricular involvement is relatively uncommon. Case reports on endomyocardial fibrosis have declined in literature. In India, endomyocardial fibrosis is mainly reported from Kerala. A case of right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis from West Bengal is reported here. Isolated right sided endomyocardial fibrosis, massive right atrial enlargement, complete disorganization of tricuspid valve, massive pericardial effusion, normal absolute eosinophil count and its sporadic occurrence outside 15 degrees of the equatorial belt were interesting features in this case of endomyocardial fibrosis. X-ray features were typical of pericardial effusion masking underlying endomyocardial fibrosis. Endomyocardial fibrosis is a neglected research field. It needs more attention from biomedical researchers.
Gouranga Santra; Pradip Kumar Sinha; Sibaji Phaujdar; Dibyendu De
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-07-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Medicine, Medical College, 88 College Street, Kolkata, PIN-700073.
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