Echocardiography before treatment (left section, A: parasternal long axis and B:parasternal short axis) revealed heterogeneous infiltration involving the aortic root, and markedly increased left and right ventricular wall thickness (*). Moderate pericardial effusion (15.2 mm) was also noted (†). Six months after treatment (right section, C: parasternal long axis and D: parasternal short axis), reduced thickening of the myocardium and resolution of pericardial effusion were noted.
Chen et al. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:70 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-7-70