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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0820080821.
Published online 2010 July 16. doi:  10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0821
PMCID: PMC3038029
Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Mitral valve involvement as a predominant feature of cardiac amyloidosis

Abstract

Cardiac involvement in systemic amyloidosis carries poor prognosis with a median survival of 5 months. The authors report an unusual presentation of cardiac amyloidosis in the form of predominant mitral regurgitation. The patient responded very well to medical therapy with subsequent improvement of mitral valve dysfunction. The authors would like to highlight this multisystem involvement and the presence of a complex overlap of systemic features.


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