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Echocardiographic Findings in Cardiac Amyloidosis: Inside Two-Dimensional, Doppler, and Strain Imaging

  • Dalia Di NunzioEmail author
  • Antonino Recupero
  • Cesare de Gregorio
  • Concetta Zito
  • Scipione Carerj
  • Gianluca Di Bella
Echocardiography (JM Gardin and AH Waller, Section Editors)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Echocardiography

Abstract

Purpose of Review

The aim is to provide a description of the most important echocardiographic features in systemic amyloidosis.

Recent Findings

Amyloidosis is a heterogeneous group of multisystem disorders, characterized by an extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils. Several imaging tests are available for the diagnosis; however, echocardiography is the cornerstone of the non-invasive imaging modality for cardiac amyloidosis. So far, little is known about the diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis through imaging modalities.

Summary

We summarized the most important echocardiographic findings in cardiac amyloidosis. Hence, we offered a systematic report of the diagnostic performance of cardiac amyloidosis using echocardiography.

Keywords

Cardiac amyloidosis Echocardiography Infiltrative cardiomyopathy Heart failure Left ventricular function Diagnosis 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Dalia Di Nunzio, Antonino Recupero, Cesare de Gregorio, Concetta Zito, Scipione Carerj, and Gianluca Di Bella declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dalia Di Nunzio
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonino Recupero
    • 1
  • Cesare de Gregorio
    • 1
  • Concetta Zito
    • 1
  • Scipione Carerj
    • 1
  • Gianluca Di Bella
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical and Experimental Medicine Department, Cardiology UnitUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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