Amyloid heart disease

Yaser Nemshah, Alex Clavijo, Gyanendra Sharma

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Cardiac amyloidosis is a group of disorders that develop secondary to the deposition of misfolded proteins in the heart. It can occur in isolation or as part of a systemic disease and can be inherited or acquired. Amyloid light chain (AL) and amyloid transthyretin (ATTR) are the two main forms of amyloid proteins that can infiltrate the heart. With the increased use of advanced imaging techniques and protocols, the recognition and diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis, especially ATTR, has become easier. New therapies intended to improve survival and quality of life in patients with cardiac amyloidosis are emerging. This article provides an up-to-date review of cardiac amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalUS Cardiology Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018


  • Cardiac amyloidosis
  • Cardiovascular MRI
  • Echocardiography
  • Immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis
  • Scintigraphy
  • Transthyretin amyloidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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