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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Amyloïdose cardiaque: une urgence diagnostique [Echocardiographic analysis in cardiac amyloidosis]
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Systemic amyloidosis with cardiac involvement may clinically be suspected in the presence of heart failure or arrhythmia of unknown origin. Herein two cases of cardiac amyloidosis are described with a clinical presentation of heart failure refractory to usual treatment. The key role of echocardiography in the diagnosis and prognosis evaluation of cardiac amyloidosis is discussed. A treatment targeted against the generation of amyloid fibril should ideally be initiated before apparition of heart failure.
Aged, Amyloidosis, Biopsy, Cardiomyopathies, Diagnosis, Differential, Echocardiography, Electrocardiography, Fatal Outcome, Heart Failure, Humans, Middle Aged, Prognosis, Subcutaneous Tissue
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