Understanding and recognizing cardiac amyloidosis.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Cardiac amyloidosis is an infiltrative abnormality that causes myocardial thickening and dysfunction. Historically, it has been underrecognized as a cause of heart failure and was often misdiagnosed. In the past decade, the cardiology community has improved the understanding of the subtypes of these protein-based infiltrates and how they play a role in heart failure. This article reviews the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, and management of cardiac amyloidosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McVeigh, T; Tennyson, C

Published Date

  • October 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 16 - 20

PubMed ID

  • 32941304

Pubmed Central ID

  • 32941304

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1547-1896

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.jaa.0000697236.11386.3a

Language

  • eng