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Journal of Interventional and General Cardiology

ISSN: 2684-4591

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Asbestos Disease

Asbestosis, or diffused pulmonary fibrosis, is a common asbestos disease in which the inner lung tissue gets severely scarred after prolonged exposure to the mineral. This causes pain and severe difficulty in breathing. When tiny asbestos fibers impale the lung surface, the body’s immune system naturally forms scar tissue in an attempt to heal these foreign invaders. Asbestosis is not fatal like cancerous tumors, but it can lead to respiratory or cardiac failure since the condition worsens over time. Pleural fibrosis and/or calcification was found in the absence of parenchymal fibrosis in 14% of cases; in another 14% of workers, both parenchymal and pleural abnormalities were detected.

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