Cardiac Amyloidosis Masked as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy -
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Both hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and amyloidosis present with increased myocardial thickness and mass. The delayed enhancement patterns on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) are thought to distinguish these two diseases. This article reports a case where the patient had patchy delayed enhancement and was thought to have HCM but then found to have amyloid pattern 5 months later. The lesson to be learned here is that in early stages of cardiac amyloid, a patient could present with less apparent delayed enhancement patterns and the imaging findings have to be correlated with the patient’s clinical presentation in order to make a correct diagnosis.

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