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Acta Médica Costarricense

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FALLAS-MORA, Ignacio; ALVARADO-SANCHEZ, Eduardo  and  BRENES-ARGUEDAS, Carla. Cardiac amyloidosis in a patient with multiple myeloma. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2019, vol.61, n.3, pp.131-133. ISSN 0001-6002.

Systemic amyloidosis constitutes a non common disease in which cardiac involvement is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, regardless of the underlying pathogenesis of amyloid production. We present the case of a 48 years old female with nephrotic syndrome, heart failure and immunocompromise in which Primary Amyloidosis with cardiac involvement secondary to Multiple Myeloma is established as diagnosis. The disease is briefly discussed, as well as the value of clinical judgment supported on diagnostic means and the therapeutic challenges now days.

Keywords : Cardiac Amyloidosis; Primary Amyloidosis; Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy; Heart Failure..

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