Cardiac amyloidosis

What is Cardiac amyloidosis?

Cardiac amyloidosis is any of several forms of amyloidosis (the accumulation of inappropriately folded proteins) in or affecting the heart.

Amyloid deposition in the heart can cause both diastolic and systolic heart failure. EKG changes may be present, showing low voltage and conduction abnormalities like atrioventricular block or sinus node dysfunction. On echocardiography the heart shows restrictive filling pattern, with normal to mildly reduced systolic function. The most common form of amyloidoses, AA amyloidosis, usually spares the heart.

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I am a female 72, 5'4" 195lbs. with End stage Kidney disease, Aortic stenosis and what my cardiologist called a "stiff heart". My LDL is normal. My...

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What you are already having i.e. aortic stenosis and cardiac stiffness ( most probably due to cardiac...

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Have raised Troponin levels, measured at 100. How can I reduce this figure. Had MI in April 2012 and again in July. My Triponin-T levels have been...

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Do you history of cheat pain/ squeezing sensation in chest/ sweating?
Tropinin I & T are measured in the...

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Have raised Troponin levels, measured at 100. How can I reduce this figure. Had MI in April 2012 and again in July. My Triponin-T levels have been...

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