Endomyocardial Fibrosis: Still a Mystery after 60 Years

Abstract

The pathologist Jack N. P. Davies identified endomyocardial fibrosis in Uganda in 1947. Since that time, reports of this restrictive cardiomyopathy have come from other parts of tropical Africa, South Asia, and South America. In Kampala, the disease accounts for 20% of heart disease patients referred for echocardiography. We conducted a systematic review of… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000097

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