Cases reported "Endomyocardial Fibrosis"

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1/30. A case of diffuse endomyocardial fibrosis of the right ventricle with persistent pericardial effusion.

    A case of 42-year-old female with persistent pericardial effusion and recurrent congestive heart failure was presented. The clinical course, laboratory and cardiac evaluations confirmed the existence of tricuspid incompetence and restrictive condition of the right ventricle. At autopsy, the right atrium and ventricle showed moderate hypertrophy, the left ventricle being almost completely spared macroscopically. Diffuse fibrous thickening of the right atrial and ventricular endomyocardium with mural thrombi, and mild lymphocytic infiltation were noted microscopically. These findings are compatible with endomyocardial fibrosis described by Davies. The etiology and pathogenesis of the disease were discussed.
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2/30. Mital valve disease with rheumatic appearance in the presence of left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis.

    This is a report of a nine-year-old boy with both mitral stenosis and regurgitation and extensive endomyocardial fibrosis of the left ventricle. Focus is given to the singularity of the fibrotic process, with an emphasis on the etiopatho-genic aspects.
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3/30. endomyocardial fibrosis associated with massive calcification of the left ventricle.

    This is the report of a rare case of endomyocardial fibrosis associated with massive calcification of the left ventricle in a male patient with dyspnea on great exertion, which began 5 years earlier and rapidly evolved. Due to lack of information and the absence of clinical signs that could characterize impairment of other organs, the case was initially managed as a disease with a pulmonary origin. With the evolution of the disease and in the presence of radiological images of heterogeneous opacification in the projection of the left ventricle, the diagnostic hypothesis of endomyocardial disease was established. This hypothesis was later confirmed on chest computed tomography. The patient died on the 16th day of the hospital stay, probably because of lack of myocardial reserve, with clinical findings of refractory heart failure, possibly aggravated by pulmonary infection. This shows that a rare disease such as endomyocardial fibrosis associated with massive calcification of the left ventricle may be suspected on a simple chest X-ray and confirmed by computed tomography.
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4/30. A case of left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis.

    The patient was a 29-year-old woman. When she consulted a local physician with chief complaints of fever and fatigue of the extremities, cerebral infarction was detected on MRI, in addition to abnormalities found on ECG. Ultrasonic cardiography revealed the presence of a tumor in the left ventricle. Therefore, tumorectomy and endocardectomy were performed under extracorporeal circulation based on a diagnosis of cardiac tumor. Inflammatory cell infiltration into the ventricular wall was pathologically confirmed, and eosinophilia was observed preoperatively. Therefore, the patient was diagnosed as having endomyocardial fibrosis, which is rarely observed in japan. The postoperative course of this patient was satisfactory, and the eosinophil count was normalized postoperatively. At present, this patient is being followed at the outpatient clinic.
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5/30. Functionally atrialized parchment-like right ventricle with extensive myocardial fibrosis of left ventricle.

    A 18-year-old female with unusual type of parchment-like right ventricle died of intractable congestive heart failure was reported. A catheter study revealed the absence of systolic contraction of the right ventricle. The pressure tracing curve in the right ventricle was virtually the same as in the right atrium. At autopsy, there was an extensive myocardial fibrosis of the left ventricle in addition to the almost total absence of the myocardium of the right ventricle. The case was considered to be a unique type of idiopathic cardiomyopathy.
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6/30. Multichamber intracardiac thrombi in a patient without any predisposing cardiac or non-cardiac disease.

    A patient who developed multichamber (left ventricle, right ventricle, right atrium) intracardiac thrombi without having any predisposing cardiac or non-cardiac disease is discussed. The thrombi were diagnosed echocardiographically and confirmed histopathologically. The occurrence of multichamber mural thrombi without any predisposing disease is extremely rare. risk factors for their development have been reviewed.
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7/30. Total cavopulmonary connection for right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis.

    endomyocardial fibrosis is an endemic problem in tropical countries and is characterised by ventricular cavity obliteration, decreased ventricular compliance, and atrioventricular valve regurgitation. We report on a patient with right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis resulting in obliteration of the cavity and tricuspid regurgitation treated successfully by total cavopulmonary connection and exclusion of the right ventricle.
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8/30. Echocardiographic findings in endomyocardial fibrosis.

    An 18-month-old infant diagnosed as having endomyocardial fibrosis by echocardiography is presented. Most patients with endomyocardial fibrosis reported in the literature are either older children or adults. To our knowledge, our patient was the youngest ever to have been reported. Echocardiographic studies showed obliteration of the left ventricular apex and increased echo reflectance at the left ventricular endocardium and subendocardium. The left atrium and right ventricle were significantly enlarged. Doppler echocardiography showed minimal mitral, but significant tricuspid regurgitation. In regard to the contribution of echocardiography in the diagnosis, we recommend this method for suspected cases. Contrary to the other patients reported, there was no thickening of the atrioventricular valves. mitral valve insufficiency was related to the restriction of the ventricular filling rather than to valve involvement occurring with the disease.
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9/30. One-and-a-half ventricle repair for right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis.

    One-and-a-half ventricle repair, consisting of endocardiectomy with tricuspid valve replacement and bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt, was performed on a patient with right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis and right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. The patient made a smooth recovery. We believe that this repair provides good palliation for a subset of patients with right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis.
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10/30. Tropical endomyocardial fibrosis (Davies' disease): case report demonstrating the role of magnetic resonance imaging.

    Tropical endomyocardial fibrosis (TEMF), a restrictive cardiomyopathy of unclear etiology, is an endemic disease in equatorial africa, south america and india. The patients are usually young, the onset of the disease and its clinical manifestations insidious, and the prognosis poor. We currently present a 50-year-old Congolese female who was referred with symptoms of progressive right-sided heart failure due to isolated TEMF of the right ventricle. Surgical resection of regional endomyocardial fibrosis was not possible and our patient was referred for cardiac transplantation. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) demonstrated the primary and secondary structural and functional abnormalities. CMR seems ideally suited to diagnose this condition and monitor response to medical and/or surgical therapy.
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