Title
Endomyocardial fibrosis Endomyocardial fibrosis
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Bruxelles ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta cardiologica. - Bruxelles
Volume/pages
66(2011) :3 , p. 375-377
ISSN
0001-5385
ISI
000291449400015
Carrier
E
Target language
French (fre)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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