n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Cardiac amyloidosis presenting as pseudo-hypertrophic cardiomyopathy : case report
|Article Title||Cardiac amyloidosis presenting as pseudo-hypertrophic cardiomyopathy : case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Author||Alexander Papachan, Karen Sliwa, A. Gildenhuys and Rafique Essop|
|Publication Date||May 2004|
|Pages||136 - 138|
Both cardiac amyloidosis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may result in excessive hypertrophy of the myocardium, which can be seen on echocardiography. While in most patients the two conditions are easily differentiated, we present in this report a case of amyloidosis that mimicked hypertrophic cardiomyopathy so closely that it required endomyocardial biopsy to establish the diagnosis.
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