CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS WITH A FOCUS ON ATTR-CM.
*Dr. Srishti Shirin George and Dr. Swati George
Cardiac amyloidosis, characterized by the accumulation of abnormal proteins in the heart, is a rare disease that can lead to significant damage and heart failure. The two most common types of cardiac amyloidosis are transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) and immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis. Recent advancements in cardiac imaging techniques have helped identify Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM). Although cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography can exhibit distinctive patterns, they are inconclusive in diagnosis when compared to nuclear imaging. The emergence of modern and effective therapies has allowed its early detection and treatment.
Keywords: ATTR, AL, ATTR-CM.
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