Echocardiographic features of cardiac amyloidosis presenting as endomyocardial disease in a 54-year-old male

Michael E. Fealey, William D. Edwards, Francis K. Buadi, Imran S. Syed, Martha Grogan

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Abstract

Although primary cardiac amyloidosis is a rare affliction of the heart, its clinical and pathology features have been well described. Patients generally present with exertional dyspnea, chest discomfort, or congestive heart failure. Cardiac imaging typically reveals ventricular wall thickening, systolic and diastolic dysfunction, valvular thickening, and pericardial effusion. In the case reported herein, a patient with suspected cardiac amyloid demonstrated electrocardiographic and echocardiographic findings that were not only inconsistent with typical depositional patterns, but also potentially suggestive of endomyocardial disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiology
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

Keywords

  • Cardiac amyloidosis
  • Echocardiography
  • Endomyocardial disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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