Primary Systemic Amyloidosis Mimicking Chronic Constrictive Pericardial Disease
The characteristically altered physiologic pattern in chronic constrictive pericarditis is the resultant of the diminished cardiac expansibility. A widespread infiltrative myocardial disease in which cardiac expansibility was equally limited should simulate the former entity very closely. This extremely rare entity is illustrated in this case report.
- © 1950 American Heart Association, Inc.