ECG findings in elderly patients with and without senile cardiac amyloidosis

Luigi Cattin, Mauro Melato, Guglielmo Antonutto, Marjan Mlaoc, Paolo G. da col

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Abstract

ECG findings and routine laboratory parameters of 173 hospital in-patients aged 90 or older with and without senile cardiac amyloidosis were studied. All patients underwent autopsy. No statistical association could be observed between ECG findings and the presence of senile cardiac amyloidosis at autopsy. Routine serum studies appeared to offer no substantial aid in the diagnosis of this disease. This observation has clinical relevance, in view of the high incidence and clinical severity of senile cardiac amyloidosis in the older population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-509
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chronic Diseases
Volume34
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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