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 CRCM  Vol.5 No.5 , May 2016
Endomyocardial Fibrosis: Echocardiographic Profile
Abstract: Evolution of two-dimensional and color Doppler echocardiography identified the typical features of Endomyocardial Fibrosis (EMF) such as dense ventricular apical fibrosis, dysfunction of atrioventricular valve and sub-valvular apparatus and cavity dimensions. This is the tool used most for the diagnosis of EMF in areas where the disease is endemic in Africa. Today echocardiography is used as a screening tool to identify cases of EMF at the community level and it could be confirmed at the bed side. Background of these cases highlighted the echocardiographic features of EMF in different age groups and the oldest one reported at the age of 85 years in a female in advanced stage at this coastal district of Thoothukudi in India.
Cite this paper: Muthiah, R. (2016) Endomyocardial Fibrosis: Echocardiographic Profile. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 5, 180-187. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2016.55034.
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