A Case of Cardiac Amyloidosis Initially Misdiagnosed as Syndrome X

Hyung Rae Sohn, Bong Gun Song, Seong Yeon Jeong, Su-Min Hong, Hyun Gul Jung, Hye-Jin Jung, Wook-Hyun Cho, Suk-Koo Choi

Abstract


Cardiac infiltration of amyloid fibril results in progressive cardiomyopathy with a grave prognosis and results in cardiac diseases such as congestive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias. We present a rare case of cardiac amyloidosis initially misdiagnosed as syndrome X in which recurrent chest pain and progressive heart failure could be managed finally by heart transplantation.




Cardiol Res. 2011;2(4):181-184
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/cr67w

Keywords


Cardiac amyloidosis; Syndrome X; Heart transplantation

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