Role of cardiovascular imaging for the diagnosis and prognosis of cardiac amyloidosis

Ali M. Agha, Purvi Parwani, Avirup Guha, Jean B. Durand, Cezar A. Iliescu, Saamir Hassan, Nicolas L. Palaskas, Greg Gladish, Peter Y. Kim, Juan Lopez-Mattei

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Abstract

Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) describes the pathological process of amyloid protein deposition in the extracellular space of the myocardium. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of CA is often made late and when the disease process is advanced. However, advances in cardiovascular imaging have allowed for better prognostication and establishing diagnostic pathways with high sensitivity and specificity. This review discusses the role of echocardiography, cardiac MRI and nuclear cardiology in current clinical practice for diagnosis and prognosis of CA.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Heart
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

Keywords

  • cardiac amyloidosis
  • cardiac mri
  • cardio-oncology
  • cardiomyopathy restrictive
  • global longitudinal strain

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