Cardiac Amyloidosis

"Amyloidosis" refers not to a single disease but to a collection of diseases in which a protein-based infiltrate deposits in tissues as beta-pleated sheets. The subtype of the disease is determined by which protein is depositing; although dozens of subtypes have been described, most are incredibly rare or of trivial importance. This analysis will focus on the main systemic forms of amyloidosis, both of which frequently involve the heart. Cardiac amyloidosis is a devastating and progressive disease. Nurses should be aware of the manifestations of cardiac amyloidosis in order to assist in early diagnosis and treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment provide patients with improved outcomes and better quality of life. Familiarity with the initial signs and symptoms and the progression of cardiac amyloidosis is necessary in order to recognize it.

  • Track 1-1 Echocardiography
  • Track 2-2 Cardiac Biomarkers
  • Track 3-3 Echocardiogram

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