Cardiac amyloidosis: A case report and review of literature
Taiwo, Adeyemi Adedamola; Alapati, Lavanya; Movahed, Assad
BACKGROUND Cardiac amyloidosis, a disease caused by the precipitation of amyloid proteins in the myocardial extracellular matrix has been historically difficult to diagnose due to lack of specific clinical manifestations and necessity of biopsy to demonstrate amyloid deposition. However, advances in cardiovascular imaging techniques have facilitated earlier recognition of this disease. In addition, while once thought of as incurable, treatment strategies are emerging for cardiac amyloidosis, making early diagnosis essential. CASE SUMMARY We outline the case of a 73 years old African American female who was admitted with sudden onset shortness of breath and found to be in cardiogenic shock. Cardiac amyloidosis was suspected due to discordance between electrocardiogram and echocardiogram findings and this was subsequently confirmed with the aid of scintigraphy and an endomyocardial biopsy. CONCLUSION Our objective is to highlight the diagnostic evaluation and clinical implications of cardiac amyloidosis.
Taiwo, Adeyemi Adedamola, & Alapati, Lavanya, & Movahed, Assad. (March 2019). Cardiac amyloidosis: A case report and review of literature. , (), - . Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7966
Taiwo, Adeyemi Adedamola, and Alapati, Lavanya, and Movahed, Assad. "Cardiac amyloidosis: A case report and review of literature". . . (), March 2019. September 28, 2023. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7966.
Taiwo, Adeyemi Adedamola and Alapati, Lavanya and Movahed, Assad, "Cardiac amyloidosis: A case report and review of literature," , no. (March 2019), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7966 (accessed September 28, 2023).
Taiwo, Adeyemi Adedamola, Alapati, Lavanya, Movahed, Assad. Cardiac amyloidosis: A case report and review of literature. . March 2019; (): . http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7966. Accessed September 28, 2023.