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Cardiac amyloidosis

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P. Lu ,

Radiology Department, Europe Hospitals, Site Ste Elisabeth, Brussels., BE
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H. Van Acker,

Department of Cardiology, Europe Hospitals, Site Ste Elisabeth, Brussels., BE
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P. Waer

Department of Radiology, Europe Hospitals, Site Ste Elisabeth, Brussels., BE
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Abstract

The frequency of cardiac involvement varies among other types of amyloidosis. Cardiac amyloidosis leads to systolic and diastolic dysfunction with symptoms of heart failure. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) findings are helpful in supporting the diagnosis of amyloid cardiomyopathy. We report a case of a 73-year-old man who presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography showed a hypertrophic, diffusely hypocontractile left ventricle with a restrictive filling pattern. The diagnosis of an isolated amyloidosis was made on CMR.
How to Cite: Lu, P., Van Acker, H. & Waer, P., (2015). Cardiac amyloidosis. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 98(1), pp.48–49. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.755
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Published on 01 Feb 2015.
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