Right ventricular function in AL amyloidosis: characteristics and prognostic implication.

@article{Cappelli2012RightVF,
  title={Right ventricular function in AL amyloidosis: characteristics and prognostic implication.},
  author={Francesco Cappelli and Maria Cristinna Porciani and Franco Bergesio and Stefano Perlini and Paola Attan{\'a} and Alberto Moggi Pignone and Francesco Salinaro and Francesco Musca and Luigi Padeletti and Federico Perfetto},
  journal={European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={416-22}
}
AIM The importance of right ventricle (RV) dysfunction in AL amyloidosis has been underestimated. This study was designed to comprehensively evaluate RV function and its prognostic role in patients with AL amyloidosis with and without echocardiographic evidence of cardiac involvement. METHOD AND RESULTS Fifty-two biopsy-proven AL amyloidosis patients underwent a thorough echocardiographic evaluation. Twenty-seven patients (CA) met the international echocardiographic criteria for cardiac… CONTINUE READING
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