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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is published monthly.



Acute ischemic stroke patient with cardiac involvement of light chain amyloidosis (p.2830-3)

Acute ischemic stroke patient with cardiac involvement of light chain amyloidosis (p.2830-3)

Esra Demir1, Hesna Bektas1, Oguzhan Kursun2
1Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey
2Clinic of Neurology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Light chain amyloidosis is one of the clonal plasma cell disorders characterized by the accumulation of misfolded light chain in tissues and organs. It may affect many organs and tissues like kidney, heart, nervous system, intestinal systems. Symptoms may mimic several diseases. The natural history of the disease, involvement of other organs and treatment options vary significantly based on the origin of the protein. In amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, amyloid protein is derived from immunoglobulin light chains and most often involves the kidneys and the heart. Cardiac amyloidosis is important in terms of causing intracardiac thrombus and increases the risk of thromboembolic complications as stroke. We discussed a 55-year-old patient with known cardiac involvement of systemic amyloidosis who presented to an emergency department with loss of consciousness and progressive left-sided weakness and had the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke.

Keywords: Acute ischemic stroke; cardiac amyloidosis; light chain amyloidosis


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.03.223


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.


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