Dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in senile cardiac amyloidosis

Farouk Mookadam, John H. Haley, Lyle J. Olson, Maja Cikes, Martina Mookadam

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Dynamic left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction is classically seen in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). This can also be seen in cardiac amyloidosis. We describe a rare case of senile systemic amyloidosis with dynamic LVOT obstruction and concomitant three vessel coronary artery disease presenting with clinical and echocardiographic findings similar to those seen in HOCM. We also highlight the importance of distinguishing the sub-types of amyloidosis so that the appropriate therapy can be offered to patients with cardiac involvement, including coronary artery bypass grafting and septal myotomy/myectomy to relieve LVOT obstruction in the more benign forms of cardiac amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Cardiac amyloidosis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
  • Senile amyloidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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