Endomyocardial Fibrosis

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Fibrotic changes in heart of African.

Photo 1. Fibrotic changes in heart of African.

 Endomyocardial fibrosis is a common cause of heart disease in the tropics. It presents in three clinical forms: mainly left­sided as mitral incompetence; right-sided with features suggestive of constrictive pericarditis, and the third form involving both sides of the heart presenting as congestive cardiac failure.



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