Experience of 14 cases of primary endocardial fibroelastosis, mainly in newborns, is reported. One of them was of the 'contracted' type. Clinical, electrocardiographic and X-ray criteria are reviewed. In 7 cases these are confirmed by direct hemodynamic measurements. Treatment, natural history and prognosis are discussed, and the possibility of a distinction between 'benign' and 'malignant' forms is discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Primitive endocardial fibroelastosis in infancy. Report on 14 cases|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1973|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine