Cardiac Amyloidosis Questions & Answers

Updated: May 09, 2019
  • Author: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the pathophysiology of cardiac amyloidosis?

What causes cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the prevalence of cardiac amyloidosis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of cardiac amyloidosis?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of cardiac amyloidosis?

What are the possible complications of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the prognosis of cardiac amyloidosis?

What are the mortality rates of cardiac amyloidosis?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of cardiac amyloidosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of cardiac amyloidosis?

DDX

How is cardiac amyloidosis diagnosed?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of cardiac amyloidosis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Cardiac Amyloidosis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of echocardiography in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of cardiovascular MRI in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of nuclear imaging in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of ECG in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of cardiac Holter monitoring in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of electrophysiologic studies in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of rectal submucosal biopsy in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of abdominal fat biopsy in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

What is the role of bone marrow biopsy in the workup of cardiac amyloidosis?

Treatment

How is cardiac amyloidosis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with cardiac amyloidosis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of cardiac amyloidosis?

Which medications in the drug class Alpha-Adrenergic Agonists are used in the treatment of Cardiac Amyloidosis?

Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants, Cardiovascular are used in the treatment of Cardiac Amyloidosis?

Which medications in the drug class Antidysrhythmics, III are used in the treatment of Cardiac Amyloidosis?

Which medications in the drug class Inotropic Agents are used in the treatment of Cardiac Amyloidosis?

Which medications in the drug class Diuretics, Loop are used in the treatment of Cardiac Amyloidosis?