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Open Access A case of typical right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis

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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 (1) Here we report a rare case of right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis .A 48 -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.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institute of Cardioloy, Madras Medical College, Chennai

Publication date: January 1, 2016

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