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Vol 49, No 1 (2018)
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Published online: 2018-03-30
Submitted: 2017-01-11
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Diagnostic approach to light-chain cardiac amyloidosis and its differential diagnosis

Monika Adamska, Anna Komosa, Tatiana Mularek, Joanna Rupa-Matysek, Lidia Gil
DOI: 10.2478/ahp-2018-0002
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Acta Haematol Pol 2018;49(1):9-14.

open access

Vol 49, No 1 (2018)
REVIEW ARTICLE
Published online: 2018-03-30
Submitted: 2017-01-11

Abstract

Cardiac amyloidosis is a rare and often-misdiagnosed disorder. Among other forms of deposits affecting the heart, immunoglobulin-derived light-chain amyloidosis (AL amyloidosis) is the most serious form of the disease. Delay in diagnosis and treatment may have a major impact on the prognosis and outcomes of patients. This review focuses on the presentation of the disorder and current novel approaches to the diagnosis of cardiac involvement in AL amyloidosis.

Abstract

Cardiac amyloidosis is a rare and often-misdiagnosed disorder. Among other forms of deposits affecting the heart, immunoglobulin-derived light-chain amyloidosis (AL amyloidosis) is the most serious form of the disease. Delay in diagnosis and treatment may have a major impact on the prognosis and outcomes of patients. This review focuses on the presentation of the disorder and current novel approaches to the diagnosis of cardiac involvement in AL amyloidosis.

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Keywords

cardiac AL amyloidosis; echocardiography; endomyocardial biopsy

About this article
Title

Diagnostic approach to light-chain cardiac amyloidosis and its differential diagnosis

Journal

Acta Haematologica Polonica

Issue

Vol 49, No 1 (2018)

Pages

9-14

Published online

2018-03-30

DOI

10.2478/ahp-2018-0002

Bibliographic record

Acta Haematol Pol 2018;49(1):9-14.

Keywords

cardiac AL amyloidosis
echocardiography
endomyocardial biopsy

Authors

Monika Adamska
Anna Komosa
Tatiana Mularek
Joanna Rupa-Matysek
Lidia Gil

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