Amyloid Heart Disease

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


This case illustrates amyloid heart disease in a 77 year old man who presented with heart failure signs and symptoms.


Amyloid heart disease Heart failure TTE 

Supplementary material

Movie 33.1

Thickened inter atrial septum and valves, biatrial enlargement and pericardial effusion (AVI 5802 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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