Substudy (NCT04456582): Noninvasive Assessment of Myocardial Stiffness by 2D-SWE Ultrasound Technique (Two-dimensional Shear Wave Elastography) in Patients With Amyloidosis and Fabry Disease.

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    University of Sao Paulo General Hospital
Updated on 30 June 2022
b-type natriuretic peptide
cardiac amyloidosis
amyloid deposits
congo red
monoclonal gammopathy
amyloid deposition
brain natriuretic peptide


Introduction: Heart failure with preserved systolic function encompasses several different diseases, but which have diastolic dysfunction and its components in common: myocardial stiffness and altered relaxation. Myocardial stiffness represents an important parameter for diagnosis and prognosis, but only changes in relaxation are evaluated in clinical practice. Cardiac elastography has been proposed as a diagnostic modality for noninvasive assessment of myocardial stiffness.

Objective: The aim of our study is to investigate the potential of myocardial elastography by shear waves to assess myocardial stiffness by non-invasively quantifying diastolic myocardial elasticity (EMD) in Fabry disease (DF) and cardiac amyloidosis (AC ) in the ATTRh form and correlate with other complementary imaging and laboratory tests (electrocardiogram, 2D echocardiogram, troponin and BNP) and with a 6-minute walk test and quality of life questionnaires.

Material and methods: 60 adults will be prospectively included: 20 patients with Fabry disease, 40 patients with hRTRT (20 with cardiac involvement) and 20 patients as a control group. Echocardiography, electrocardiogram and laboratory evaluations will be performed. The elastocardiographic assessment of myocardial stiffness will be performed in ultrasound equipment (Canon, Aplio i800) using a multifrequency convex transducer, under specific adjustment of the equipment to perform myocardial elastography.

Condition Fabry Disease, Amyloidosis, Fabry's Disease, Amyloid
Treatment shear-wave elastography
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04893889
SponsorUniversity of Sao Paulo General Hospital
Last Modified on30 June 2022

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