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Amyloid heart disease module 1: diagnosis

April 2021 doi:10.5837/bjc.2021.015

Amyloid heart disease module 1: diagnosis

Joseph M Krepp, Richard Katz, Rachel Volke, Angela Ryan, Gurusher Panjrath

Abstract

Case presentation An 83-year-old man presented with progressive shortness of breath and moderate lower extremity oedema over a period of several months. His past medical history is notable for hypertension, non-insulin dependent diabetes, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and aortic stenosis. At the time of presentation he was found to have new-onset atrial flutter with rapid ventricular response. An echocardiogram demonstrated moderate concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and moderate aortic stenosis with an ejection fraction of 55% and mildly reduced right ventricular function. A left heart catheterisation confirmed the presence of modera

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September 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:254-55

Systemic amyloidosis with cardiac involvement leading to bi-atrial appendage thrombosis in sinus rhythm

Ansari Muhammad Jaffer, DaLi Feng, Jae K Oh, William D Edwards, Kyle Klarich

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Figure 1. Transthoracic echocardiogram, apical four-chamber view, shows a large mobile 3.2 x 1.7 cm mass (arrow) protruding from the left atrial appendage, consistent with mural thrombus A transthoracic echocardiogram showed a large mobile mass 3.2 x 1.7 cm protruding from left atrial appendage, consistent with mural thrombus (figure 1). Concentric left ventricular wall and right ventricular free-wall thickening with a granular, ‘sparkling’ appearance of the myocardium was noticed. The left ventricle (LV) was globally hypokinetic with a reduced LV ejection fraction of 40%. There was thickening of the cardiac valves and atrial septum, dila

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