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

Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2014, vol. 10, no. 440, p. 1619-23
Abstract 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).
Keywords Amyloidosis/classification/diagnosis/therapyBiopsyDefibrillators, ImplantableDyspnea/etiologyEchocardiographyElectrocardiographyHeart Diseases/diagnosis/therapyHeart TransplantationHumansMagnetic Resonance ImagingMaleMiddle AgedNatriuretic Peptide, Brain/bloodPeptide Fragments/blood
PMID: 25277001
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Médecine interne générale et pédiatrie ambulatoires (968)
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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. 1619-23. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:77128

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