Acute cardiac tamponade in light-chain amyloidosis.

A 71-year-old woman, with a history of light-chain amyloidosis, presented with a sudden onset dyspnoea. Echocardiography showed a large pericardial effusion with compression of the right atrium and the right ventricle. Right heart catheterisation demonstrated equalisation of her diastolic pressures consistent with cardiac tamponade. Pericardiocentesis… (More)