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Primary cardiac amyloidosis: A review of the literature.
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PMID:  6996129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of the literature on primary cardiac amyloidosis is presented. Its differentiation from constrictive pericarditis, both on clinical and haemodynamic grounds, is outlined. The importance of antemortem endomyocardial biopsy in establishing a definitive diagnosis of this relatively rare condition is stressed. Finally, an updated overview of the classification and immunological pathogenesis of this disease is given.
J Z Przybojewski; A R Daniels; J J Van der Walt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-27     Completed Date:  1980-10-27     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amyloidosis* / classification,  etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy
Cardiomyopathies* / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Endocardium / pathology
Middle Aged
Myocardium / pathology

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