Echocardiographic Findings in Cardiac Amyloidosis: Inside Two-Dimensional, Doppler, and Strain Imaging
Purpose of Review
The aim is to provide a description of the most important echocardiographic features in systemic amyloidosis.
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.
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.
KeywordsCardiac amyloidosis Echocardiography Infiltrative cardiomyopathy Heart failure Left ventricular function Diagnosis
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Dalia Di Nunzio, Antonino Recupero, Cesare de Gregorio, Concetta Zito, Scipione Carerj, and Gianluca Di Bella declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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