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Journal of Echocardiography

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 187–188 | Cite as

Echocardiographic and pathologic findings of wild-type transthyretin senile systemic amyloidosis developed in early 50s

  • Goro YoshiokaEmail author
  • Nozomi Watanabe
  • Hiroyuki Koita
  • Yujiro Asada
  • Keiichi Ashikaga
  • Nehiro Kuriyama
  • Yoshisato Shibata
Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Taro Yamashita, MD and Yukio Ando, MD from Kumamoto University for their support in genetic analysis of the present case.

Conflict of interest

Goro Yoshioka, Nozomi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Koita, Yujiro Asada, Keiichi Ashikaga, Nehiro Kuriyama, and Yoshisato Shibata declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human rights statements

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later revisions.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.

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© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Miyazaki Medical Association Hospital Cardiovascular CenterMiyazakiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MiyazakiMiyazakiJapan

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