Amyloid disease of the heart.


Journal Article

A 70-year-old woman with a history of hypertension had been well until 3 years before when she developed atrial fibrillation and subsequently congestive heart failure. The heart failure became worse and she had three fainting spells. Low voltage on electrocardiogram and global hypokinesis on echocardiography were suggestive of cardiac amyloidosis. The patient died suddenly of intractable ventricular fibrillation. Autopsy confirmed heavy infiltration of the myocardium by amyloid.

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Cited Authors

  • Hackel, AJ; Wagner, GS; Reimer, K; Hackel, DB

Published Date

  • November 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 619 - 622

PubMed ID

  • 7834937

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7834937

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1932-8737

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-9289

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/clc.4960171111


  • eng