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A Heart too Stiff to Beat: A Case of Familial Transthyretin Amyloidosis Cardiomyopathy



Abstract

Heart failure is a common clinical syndrome caused by a variety of cardiac diseases. We report a rare case of familial transthyretin amyloidosis cardiomyopathy to heighten the awareness of this rare but lethal cause of heart failure, as therapeutic interventions such as liver or heart transplant could be curative in selected patients.



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Case report
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A Heart too Stiff to Beat: A Case of Familial Transthyretin Amyloidosis Cardiomyopathy


Author Information

Yan Zhou Corresponding Author

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Sameen Khalid

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Aamer Abbass

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Laura Hughes

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Marcos Hazday

Cardiology, Florida Hospital-Orlando


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.


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A Heart too Stiff to Beat: A Case of Familial Transthyretin Amyloidosis Cardiomyopathy

  • Author Information
    Yan Zhou Corresponding Author

    Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

    Sameen Khalid

    Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

    Aamer Abbass

    Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

    Laura Hughes

    Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

    Marcos Hazday

    Cardiology, Florida Hospital-Orlando


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

    Acknowledgements


    Article Information

    Published: March 20, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1106

    Cite this article as:

    Zhou Y, Khalid S, Abbass A, et al. (March 20, 2017) A Heart too Stiff to Beat: A Case of Familial Transthyretin Amyloidosis Cardiomyopathy. Cureus 9(3): e1106. doi:10.7759/cureus.1106

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: October 27, 2016
    Peer review began: December 28, 2016
    Peer review concluded: March 07, 2017
    Published: March 20, 2017

    Copyright

    © Copyright 2017
    Zhou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Heart failure is a common clinical syndrome caused by a variety of cardiac diseases. We report a rare case of familial transthyretin amyloidosis cardiomyopathy to heighten the awareness of this rare but lethal cause of heart failure, as therapeutic interventions such as liver or heart transplant could be curative in selected patients.



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Yan Zhou

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

For correspondence:
dr.jessiezhou@gmail.com

Sameen Khalid, M.D.

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Aamer Abbass

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Laura Hughes

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Marcos Hazday

Cardiology, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Yan Zhou

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

For correspondence:
dr.jessiezhou@gmail.com

Sameen Khalid, M.D.

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Aamer Abbass

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Laura Hughes

Internal Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital-Orlando

Marcos Hazday

Cardiology, Florida Hospital-Orlando