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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Lowell Clemmons, Sr., told the story of her rare heart disease called endocardial fibroelastosis, an inherited disorder in which synthesis of carnitine is disturbed.
Among these 37 patients, 11 had an isolated CoA, including four patients diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, endocardial fibroelastosis and left ventricular noncompaction, before being referred to our hospital.
This mutation is also responsible for Barth's syndrome and endocardial fibroelastosis. Mutations of the genes coding for alpha-dystrobrevin (4, 26) and Cypher/ZASP (27), proteins involved in linking the extracellular matrix of the myocardial cell to the cytoskeleton, have also been found in familial cases.