A Case of Cardiac Amyloidosis Presenting with Mid- to Late Diastolic Retrograde Flow from the Left Atrium to the Pulmonary Vein: Transesophageal Pulsed Doppler Echocardiographic Observations.


A patient of cardiac amyloidosis was found to have mid- to late diastolic retrograde flow from the left atrium (LA) to the pulmonary vein. Congo-red staining was positive for amyloid in the rectal tissue. M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiograms revealed symmetric hypertrophy and typical speckled pattern of the left ventricle (LV). The LV pressure curve… (More)


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