Electrocardiographic Findings in Cardiac Amyloidosis
The electrocardiographic findings were analyzed in 15 patients found at the time of necropsy to have deposits of amyloid in the heart. Although 12 of the 15 tracings were regarded as abnormal, changes which could be held to be specific to cardiac amyloidosis have not been defined. The most common alterations encountered were auricular fibrillation, QRS complexes and T waves of low amplitude in the standard limb leads, and impaired auriculoventricular conduction.
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