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Definition: 'Endomyocardial Fibrosis'

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endomyocardial fibrosis

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. thickening of the ventricular endocardium by fibrosis, involving the subendocardial myocardium, and sometimes the atrioventricular valves, with mural thrombosis, leading to progressive right and left ventricular failure with mitral and tricuspid insufficiency; occurs in adults and is endemic in parts of Africa.

Synonyms: Davies disease, endocardial fibroelastosis2, endomyocardial fibroelastosis



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