CVR and R rounds: Constrictive or restrictive disease? A case of amyloid cardiomyopathy

J. H. Ip, A. Lotvin, P. Schweitzer, D. Tepper, D. Leibowitz

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Abstract

Distinguishing constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy is a difficult dilemma in clinical cardiology. While the history, physical examination, noninvasive testing, and angiographic findings provide some clues, definitive diagnosis may require right-ventricular biopsy and/or exploratory thoracotomy. The diagnosis of amyloid cardiomyopathy, the most common form of restrictive disease, carries a particularly dismal prognosis, and therapeutic options for this disease remain limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular Reviews and Reports
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

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