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Australas Med J. 2013;6(2):88-90. doi: 10.4066/AMJ.2013.1558. Epub 2013 Feb 28.

Right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis - A case report.

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Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, Affiliated to Manipal University.


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. Here we report a rare case of right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis. A 70-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.


Endomyocardial Fibrosis; Restrictive cardiomyopathy; Right heart failure

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