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An uncommon picture of endomyocardial fibrosis: no embolism yet
  1. Prabha Nini Gupta1,
  2. Subair M Kunju2,
  3. Sunitha Vishwanathan1,
  4. Jinesh M Thomas3,
  5. Bindu R Kumar4
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, MCH Allepey, Vandanam, Kerala, India
  3. 3Department of Cardiology, MCH, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  4. 4Department of Radiodiagnosis, MCH, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Prabha Nini Gupta, Department of Cardiology, Medical College Hospital, T/C 5/2091, Near the Srikrishna Temple, Cheruvekkal, Srikaryam, Trivandrum, Kerala 695017, India; ninigupta{at}gmail.com

Abstract

We present here a review of the various gradings of endomyocardial fibrosis from autopsy (Shaper's types). Echocardiography accurately delineates the extent of fibrosis of either the right or left ventricle and we have illustrated a typical classical case. We have images of the same patient from 2010, 2011 and 2012 and so we use this to illustrate the echocardiographic gradings.

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