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Transplantation. 2007 Feb 27;83(4):514-6.

Heart transplantation in a patient with endomyocardial fibrosis due to hypereosinophilic syndrome.

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  • 1New Zealand Heart and Lung Transplant Service, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand.


Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), a systemic disease that commonly involves the heart leading to progressive endomyocardial fibrosis, frequently manifests as restrictive cardiomyopathy. In this report, we describe the first case of a patient with endomyocardial fibrosis due to HES who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation at our institution. A literature review and discussion are included.

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