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Age Ageing. 2016 Nov;45(6):908-909. Epub 2016 Apr 21.

Acute cardiac failure secondary to senile systemic amyloidosis.

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Department of Geriatric Medicine, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France.

Abstract

Hereditary or senile transthyretin (TTR) cardiac amyloidosis is a rare and underestimated cause of heart failure in old patients. New diagnostic methods, particularly cardiac MRI and proteomic analysis, have been recently developed that enable both earlier identification and development of specific treatments.We report a case of cardiac amyloidosis revealed through late-onset heart failure.

KEYWORDS:

cardiac amyloidosis; heart failure; older people; senile amyloidosis; transthyretin amyloidosis

PMID:
27103598
DOI:
10.1093/ageing/afw073
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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