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«Je suis un peu essoufflé» : quand un symptôme banal cache une maladie rare : l'amyloïdose cardiaque

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 10, no. 440, p. 1619-1623
Publication date2014

Based on a case report, this article reviews the different forms of cardiac involvement in amyloidosis. This affection refers to the extracellular tissue deposition of protein fibrils (the amyloid substance), which gradually invades a variety of organs, disrupting their function. The clinical presentation depends on the type of the amyloidogenic protein and on its main distribution. The most severe cardiac impairment and with the worse prognosis is seen in its primary form (or AL), while it is less frequent, with a slower course and a better prognosis in its other forms: secondary (AA), familial (ATTR) or senile (SSA).

  • Amyloidosis/classification/diagnosis/therapy
  • Biopsy
  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Dyspnea/etiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Heart Diseases/diagnosis/therapy
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Natriuretic Peptide, Brain/blood
  • Peptide Fragments/blood
Citation (ISO format)
EXCOFFIER, Sophie, CELIK, Hakan, DURIEUX, Sophie. «Je suis un peu essoufflé» : quand un symptôme banal cache une maladie rare : l’amyloïdose cardiaque. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2014, vol. 10, n° 440, p. 1619–1623.
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