Death during coronary angiography in a woman with cardiac amyloidosis.


Journal Article

Amyloidosis is a well-recognized systemic disease entity. Patients with cardiac amyloidosis have a poor prognosis; the median survival time after development of congestive heart failure is 4 months. We describe a 72-year-old woman with unsuspected cardiac amyloidosis who died during diagnostic coronary angiography. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this complication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anakwenze, OA; Lerman, A; Edwards, WD; Gertz, MA; Rihal, CS

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 108 - 110

PubMed ID

  • 16911965

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16911965

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1350-6129

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/13506120600722712


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England