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Cardiac amyloidosis.
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PMID:  11381776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac amyloidosis should be considered in a patient with heart failure, who is normotensive with decreased left ventricular systolic function and marked left ventricular hypertrophy by echocardiogram and has decreased voltage by ECG. Furthermore, when the diagnosis of cardiac amyloid is made, it is important to classify the subtype of disease to be able to offer appropriate treatment. Contrary to traditional belief that the prognosis for patients with amyloidosis is dismal, some forms of this disease are curable and other forms are characterized by slow progression of disease.
A Kingman; N L Pereira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association (1975)     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0038-3139     ISO Abbreviation:  J S C Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-30     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503045     Medline TA:  J S C Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
MUSC Division of Cardiology, 96 Jonathan Lucas St., Ste. 816, P.O. Box 250623, Charleston, SC 29425-5799, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amyloidosis* / complications,  diagnosis,  pathology,  therapy
Cardiomyopathies* / complications,  diagnosis,  pathology,  therapy
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy

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