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Successful reoperation after 17 years in a case of endomyocardial fibrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16928558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endomyocardial fibrosis is an uncommon cause of congestive cardiac failure characterized by severe diffuse thickening of the endocardium, and the overall long-term prognosis of this disease is generally considered poor. We report a case of endomyocardial fibrosis that was initially treated by endocardial resection and mitral valve replacement, which was regularly followed-up. The patient underwent successful repair of a paravalvular leak after a period of 17 years. The treatment of left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis with associated mitral valve disease by endocardial resection and mitral valve replacement is a good surgical option that provides good long-term results.
Sanjay Mammen Cherian; Baylal Ragavendra Jagannath; Sushma Nayar; Kotturathu Mammen Cherian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-24     Completed Date:  2006-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1115-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Frontier Lifeline, International Centre for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Diseases & Dr KM Cherian Heart Foundation, Chennai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology
Endomyocardial Fibrosis / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Mitral Valve / pathology,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  surgery
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Suture Techniques
Time Factors

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