A Case of Loeffler Endocarditis That Showed Endomyocardial Systolic Dysfunction Detected by Layer Specific Strain Analysis.
Int Heart J 2017 Nov 17. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
Department of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, The First Hospital of China Medical University.
Loeffler endocarditis is a rare comprehensive cardiac manifestation caused by eosinophilic cell infiltrations and is present in 50%-60% of patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). Left ventricle (LV) endocardial systolic dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in HES and Loeffler endocarditis. We present a case of Loeffler endocarditis, whose left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and endocardial systolic dysfunction were first neglected by conventional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), but were later pointed out by layer-specific longitudinal strain analysis. Read More