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A case of biventricular endomyocardial fibrosis complicated by right ventricular outflow tract aneurysms

Ricardo Gonçalves, Ruchika Meel

Abstract


Endomyocardial fibrosis remains a major public health problem worldwide. It is a restrictive cardiomyopathy, of uncertain aetiology, which may lead to right, left or biventricular heart failure. Progress continues to be made in understanding the prevalence and natural history of this disease. Specific treatment, apart from surgery, remains suboptimal. We report a case of advanced, biventricular EMF complicated by right ventricular outflow tract aneurysms. 


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Ricardo Gonçalves, Department of Cardiology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Ruchika Meel, Department of Cardiology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Keywords

Endomyocardial fibrosis; Restrictive cardiomyopathy; Right ventricular outflow tract; RVOT; Aneurysms

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(6):582-584. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i6.9056

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-05-31
Date published: 2016-05-19

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