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CASE REPORT
Loeffler’s endocarditis with isolated left ventricular involvement on cardiac MRI
  1. Pramod Kumar,
  2. Sheragaru Hanumanthappa Chandrashekhara,
  3. Sanjeev Kumar and
  4. Amarinder Singh Malhi
  1. Department of Cardiovascular Radiology and Endovascular Interventions, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pramod Kumar, pramod.skmch.4{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Loeffler endocarditis is an uncommon restrictive cardiomyopathy associated with eosinophilia and endomyocardial fibrosis causing diastolic restriction, predominantly involving the right ventricle. Cardiac MRI plays a crucial role in early detection of disease. Early disease usually responds well to corticosteroids. We describe a case of Loeffler endocarditis with isolated left ventricular involvement on MRI in a young male having hypereosinophilia.

  • radiology
  • cardiovascular medicine

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  • Contributors PK: reporting, data collection, manuscript preparation. SHC: reporting, data collection, manuscript preparation. SK: reporting, data collection, manuscript preparation. ASM: reporting,manuscript preparation.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.