Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : OD14 - OD15

Cardiac Amyloidosis, An Infiltrative Heart Disease Presenting as ArrhythmiaA Case Report OD14-OD15

B Magesh, Deepak Kadeli, Sunil Bohra, V Kris hnaprasath, R Keshava

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.