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Evolutive Echocardiographic Changes in Cardiac Amyloidosis: Look at the Whole Picture

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source: Echocardiography

year: 2018

authors: Gual-Capllonch F, Teis A, Ferrer E, Bayes-Genis A

summary/abstract:

Doppler echocardiogram provides not only structural information about heart chambers, valves and pericardium but also contributes to functional assessment. A unique feature of this assessment is its variability, not only due to heart disease course but also related to extracardiac conditions. We present a case of primary amyloidosis with two atypical characteristics: left ventricular outflow obstruction and low-grade diastolic dysfunction. Nevertheless, a more typical picture of cardiac amyloidosis was observed in the evolution of the disease coinciding with a second cardiac stressor, emphasizing the necessity of not focusing our attention exclusively to the heart.
 
organization: Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Spain

DOI: 10.1111/echo.14033

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