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An Interesting Case of Cardiac Amyloidosis Initially Misdiagnosed as Syndrome X

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Cardiac infiltration of amyloid fibril results in progressive cardiomyopathy with a grave prognosis and results in cardiac diseases such as congestive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias. We present a rare case of cardiac amyloidosis initially misdiagnosed as syndrome X in which recurrent chest pain and progressive heart failure could be managed finally by heart transplantation.

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H. Sohn, B. Song, E. Kim, S. Jeong, S. Hong, H. Jung, H. Jung, W. Cho and S. Choi, "An Interesting Case of Cardiac Amyloidosis Initially Misdiagnosed as Syndrome X," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 617-620. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2011.25102.

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