Right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis – A case report

*, Deepak Madi and *, Basavaprabhu Achappa and Pai, Narasimha D and Kamath, Padmanabha (2013) Right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis – A case report. Australasian Medical Journal, 6 (2). pp. 88-90.

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Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a progressive type of restrictive cardiomyopathy. It affects inflow portion of right and/or left ventricle and apex. It is a neglected tropical disease. Here we report a rare case of right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis. A 70-year-old female presented to us with history suggestive of right-sided heart failure of two months duration. There was no eosinophilia. Chest X-ray showed cardiomegaly. Echocardiogram showed dilated right atrium and obliteration of the apex of the right ventricle. A diagnosis of Right ventricular Endomyocardial fibrosis was made. She was treated with diuretics and anticoagulants and she improved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endomyocardial Fibrosis, Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Right heart failure
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2013 06:56
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2013 06:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78906

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