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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 479314, 3 pages
Case Report

Catastrophic Cardiac Amyloidosis

Department of Cardiology, Royal Hospital, P.O. Box 1331, Muscat 111, Oman

Received 9 August 2010; Accepted 3 November 2010

Academic Editor: Mariantonietta Cicoira

Copyright © 2011 Prashanth Panduranga and Mohammed Mukhaini. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of a 61-year-old patient presenting with cardiogenic shock. His echocardiogram suggested typical features of cardiac amyloidosis. This case demonstrates that cardiac amyloidosis can present acutely and may be catastrophic.