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Disease or Condition — Heart, Blood Vessel, and Lymphatic Disorders:
African endomyocardial fibrosis

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Description

Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a rare, progressive, and potentially fatal heart disease that affects the inner lining of the heart (endocardium). It is characterized by the formation of fibrous tissue in the endocardium, which can lead to thickening of the heart walls and impaired heart function. Symptoms of EMF include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, and irregular heart rhythms. Treatment typically involves medications to reduce inflammation and improve heart function, as well as lifestyle modifications such as quitting smoking and exercising regularly. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the fibrous tissue.

Synonyms
  • Becker's disease
  • endomyocardial fibrosis
  • endomyocardial sclerosis
  • idiopathic mural endomyocardial disease

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