Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome is a rare systemic manifestation of eosinophilia that may cause endocardial fibrosis. Endocardial fibrosis and overlying thrombus typically lead to a restrictive cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Occasionally mitral or tricuspid regurgitation (or both) occurs as a result of the fibrosis and thrombus formation. This report describes a patient with hypereosinophilic syndrome who was seen with an unusually localized form of cardiac involvement that resulted in predominantly aortic and mitral stenosis. This was treated with bivalvular replacement.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine