Echocardiography as the first diagnostic clue to rapidly progressive systemic AL amyloidosis associated with multiple site thrombosis. A case report

Bogdan Caloian, Dumitru Zdrenghea, Sorin Claudiu Man, Simona Costea, Mihnea Zdrenghea, Dana Pop


AL-amyloidosis is a rare, but complex disease, with a severe prognosis, cardiac involvement being found in half of the patients. The rapid increase of the LV wall thickness predicts an unfavorable evolution. We report the case of a 63-year-old man diagnosed with AL-amyloidosis, with cardiac involvement, associated with multiple site thrombosis.  Specific echocardiographic methods like tissue Doppler imaging and speckle tracking provided crucial diagnostic and prognostic information.


cardiac amyloidosis, echocardiography, tissue Doppler imaging, speckle tracking

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