Echocardiography accurately assesses the pathological abnormalities of chronic endomyocardial fibrosis

@article{Mocumbi2010EchocardiographyAA,
  title={Echocardiography accurately assesses the pathological abnormalities of chronic endomyocardial fibrosis},
  author={Ana Olga H Mocumbi and Carla Carrilho and Padmini Sarathchandra and Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira and Mokrane Yacoub and Martin Burke},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={955-964}
}
Endomyocardial Fibrosis (EMF) is a cardiomyopathy with high prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa with unclear etiology, pathogenesis and natural history. Most pathological abnormalities can potentially be diagnosed by echocardiography allowing surgery in some cases. With increasing availability of echocardiography in endemic areas for EMF we designed a study aiming at assessing its accuracy in defining EMF structural abnormalities pre-operatively, and describe pathological findings through detailed… CONTINUE READING