Endomyocardial fibrosis of the right ventricle: A case report of successful surgery

Francesco Negri, Enrico Fabris, Marco Masè, Giancarlo Vitrella, Chiara Minà, Marco Turrisi, Rosa Liotta, Giovanni Gentile, Michele Pilato, Gianfranco Sinagra, Francesco Clemenza

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Abstract

Aims: The case we report, shows a successful treatment of right ventricle endomyocardial fibrosis. Materials and Methods: Surgical therapy by endocardial decortication seems to be beneficial for many patients with advanced disease who are in functional-therapeutic class III or IV. The operative mortality rate is high, but successful surgery has a clear benefit on symptoms and seems to favourably affect survival as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-463
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 25 2020

Keywords

  • cardiomyopathies
  • cardiomyopathy
  • endomyocardial fibrosis
  • heart failure
  • tricuspid insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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