Cardiac Amyloidosis: A Case Report and Therapeutic Implications


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Abstract

Primary amyloidosis with cardiac involvement presenting as congestive heart failure (CHF) usually carries an unfavorable prognosis, with median survival of about 6 months. We are reporting a case of cardiac amyloidosis with an initial presentation of CHF in which the patient survived for more than 9 years. The prognosis most likely depends on the period of disease remission (i.e., negative serum and urine immunoelectrophoresis), which, in turn, depends on response to chemotherapy.

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