Suspecting Cardiac Amyloidosis in Congestive Heart Failure

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Cureus. 2020 Oct 19;12(10):e11046. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11046.

ABSTRACT

Amyloidosis is a rare multisystem disease due to deposition of abnormal protein fragments, and cardiac amyloidosis is progressive and difficult to diagnose due to its subtle and non-specific symptoms unless the physician maintains a high degree of suspicion. This case report focuses on amyloid deposition in the heart of an 84-year-old woman who presented with symptoms of uncompensated heart failure.

PMID:33224643 | PMC:PMC7676447 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.11046