Cardiac Amyloidosis, An Infiltrative Heart Disease Presenting as ArrhythmiaA Case Report OD14-OD15
Dr. Deepak Kadeli,
Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road, Bengaluru- 52, Karnataka, India.
Cardiac amyloidosis is a manifestation of amyloidosis which is a multisystem disorder. This is difficult to diagnose, rare disease which eventually leads to the mortality. Diagnosis requires a high index of clinical suspicion along with echocardiographic clues like, diastolic dysfunction, bi-atrial enlargement and ventricular thickening. Treatment is mainly supportive with disappointing outcomes. We present a case of systemic amyloidosis with negative congo red staining, presenting with predominantly cardiac features.