What is included in the workup of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis with cardiac involvement?

Updated: Aug 11, 2020
  • Author: Richa Dhawan, MD, CCD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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In the 10% of cases of AA amyloidosis in showing cardiac involvement, conventional parameters of cardiac dysfunction, measured using electrocardiography, echocardiography, and cardiac catheterization with endomyocardial biopsy, provide the appropriate diagnostic information and tissue for the demonstration of AA (or other amyloid) deposition in the myocardium or coronary vessels. [29]


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