Phonomechanocardiographic Findings in Endomyocardial Fibrosis

Carvalho, Fernando R.; Matos, Sandra; Victor, Edgar G.; Saraiva, Lurildo; Brindeiro Filho, Djair; MarĂ£nhao, Efren; Moraes, Carlos R.
February 1984
Angiology;Feb1984, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p63
Academic Journal
Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a severe restrictive cardiomyopathy characterized by the formation of fibrous tissue on the endocardium and to a lesser extent in the myocardium of one or both ventricles. The disease results in endocardial rigidity, atrioventricular valve dysfunction and progressive obliteration of the ventricular cavity. The clinical and pathological findings of EMF have been well established and definitive diagnosis can be made by selective cineangiocardiography. However, there are few reports concerning the phonomechanocardiographic (PMCG) patterns in this condition. In this paper we describe the PMGG findings in 12 patients with EME which is now recognized with increasing frequency in the Northeast of Brazil.


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