Death during coronary angiography in a woman with cardiac amyloidosis

Okechukwu Anakwenze, Amir Lerman, William D. Edwards, Morie A. Gertz, Charanjit S. Rihal

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Amyloidosis is a well-recognized systemic disease entity. Patients with cardiac amyloidosis have a poor prognosis; the median survival time after development of congestive heart failure is 4 months. We describe a 72-year-old woman with unsuspected cardiac amyloidosis who died during diagnostic coronary angiography. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006


  • Amyloid
  • Angina pectoris
  • Myocardium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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