Amyloidosis echocardiography and ultrasound

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Primary amyloidosis
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Shyam Patel [2]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shaghayegh Habibi, M.D.[3]

Overview

Echocardiography is critical in the diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis. Echocardiogram should be done at diagnosis and routinely thereafter to monitor response to therapy.

Echocardiography/Ultrasound

References

  1. Klein AL, Hatle LK, Burstow DJ, Seward JB, Kyle RA, Bailey KR, Luscher TF, Gertz MA, Tajik AJ (April 1989). "Doppler characterization of left ventricular diastolic function in cardiac amyloidosis". J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 13 (5): 1017–26. PMID 2647814.
  2. Pantazis A, Vischer AS, Perez-Tome MC, Castelletti S (March 2015). "Diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy". Echo Res Pract. 2 (1): R45–53. doi:10.1530/ERP-15-0007. PMC 4676455. PMID 26693331.
  3. Eshaghian S, Kaul S, Shah PK (2007). "Cardiac amyloidosis: new insights into diagnosis and management". Rev Cardiovasc Med. 8 (4): 189–99. PMID 18192942.

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