International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Fully Refereed | Open Access | Double Blind Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064

Downloads: 124 | Views: 176 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016

Heart Failure: As Initial Presentation of Systemic Amyloidosis in Absence of Renal Features

Dr. Aniket Kumar | Dr. Abhishek Raman | Dr. Bindhyachal Gupta

Abstract: Amyloidosis is the term for a group of protein folding disorders characterized by the extracellular deposition of insoluble polymeric protein fibrils in tissues and organs. Systemic amyloidosis can have variable clinical presentation. Heart is the 2nd most commonly affected organ (50-60 % cases), after renal involvement. But cardiac involvement as initial presentation is rare. Amyloid cardiomyopathy is characterized by concentric ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction associated with elevation of brain natriuretic peptide and troponin.

Keywords: amyloidosis, cardiomyopathy, low voltage ECG

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016,

Pages: 873 - 874

How to Download this Article?

Type Your Valid Email Address below to Receive the Article PDF Link

Verification Code will appear in 2 Seconds ... Wait