Cardiorenal Amyloidosis

J Assoc Physicians India. 2020 Jul;68(7):74-76.


Amyloidosis is a conglomeration of diseases due to production and deposition of amyloid, a proteinaceous substance, into organs, tissues, nerves and other places in the body affecting their normal function. This case report is of a 65 year old gentleman, resident of Bihar admitted with a short history of two months. He came with chief complaints of swelling in both lower limbs associated with heaviness in legs, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue and passage of frothy urine for two months. He was investigated and found to have proteinuria, low voltage ECG, Echocardiography showed left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic dysfunction, mitral regurgitation. Cardiac MRI showed dilated cardiomyopathy due to amyloidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Amyloidosis*
  • Cardiomyopathies*
  • Echocardiography
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male