Octogenarians presenting with cardiac symptoms and moderate-severe aortic stenosis were found to have concomitant cardiac amyloidosis by CMR. Importantly, the presence of cardiac amyloidosis was associated with nearly 3-fold higher mortality. Following this activity, learners will better understand that cardiac amyloidosis is commonly seen in elderly patients with aortic stenosis, that it is typically present in elderly male octogenarians, with lowflow, low-gradient aortic stenosis and mid-range LVEF, and is consider an identification of cardiac amyloidosis in such patients since mortality was nearly 3-fold higher, despite transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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January 08, 2018
Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
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