Publication
Title
Endomyocardial fibrosis
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Abstract
We report the case of a 51-year-old man of central African origin. Medical evaluation revealed severe heart failure. Echocardiography disclosed poor left ventricular function. The apex of the left ventricle showed complete obliteration and retraction. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed subendocardial hyperenhancement of the apex of the left and right ventricle, strongly suggesting endomyocardial fibrosis. For this particular patient a conservative approach (non-surgical) was decided on, and until now -12 months after termination of cardiac rehabilitation- proves successful.
Language
French
Source (journal)
Acta cardiologica. - Bruxelles
Publication
Bruxelles : 2011
ISSN
0001-5385
Volume/pages
66:3(2011), p. 375-377
ISI
000291449400015
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 25.03.2017
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