Author(s): Balakrishnan KG, Sasidharan K, Venkitachalam CG, Sapru RP
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Abstract Selective coronary cineangiography was performed in 24 patients with angiographic features suggestive of endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF). 8 patients had right ventricular disease, 2 had left ventricular disease and 14 had biventricular disease. The abnormal features found in the coronary arteries of these patients were: (a) vascular blush or neovascularity in 54.2\% of patients and (b) localized ventricular filling from the region of the blush in 16.7\%. Generalized tortuosity of the coronary arteries, considered to be a nonspecific change associated with ventricular enlargement and hypertrophy, was seen in 50\%. This study lends support to one of the hypotheses which implies the role of mural thrombus in the evolution of the pathological lesion of EMF.
This article was published in Cardiology
and referenced in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion