endocardial fibroelastosis


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endocardial fibroelastosis

[¦en·dō¦kärd·ē·əl ¦fī·brō·ə‚las′tō·səs]
(medicine)
Fibrous or fibroelastic thickening of the endocardium, of unknown cause.
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Even so, there is always need to distinguish LVNC from prominent normal ventricular trabeculations, false tendons and aberrant bands, as well as from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, endocardial fibroelastosis, myocarditis, apical thrombus or tumor, all of which have been described as wrong initial diagnoses in patients with LVNC.
Fibroelastosis is briefly noted as a condition now widely assumed to be secondary, a concept with which I heartily agree, yet the authors are silent on the strong association of endocardial fibroelastosis with cardiomyopathy of known and unknown etiology in infancy.
told the story of her rare heart disease called endocardial fibroelastosis, an inherited disorder in which synthesis of carnitine is disturbed.