ATTR-CM (transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy) is a rare, life-threatening, underrecognized, and underdiagnosed type of amyloidosis that affects the heart and is associated with heart failure.
Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which certain proteins change shape, or “misfold,” and can build up in different parts of the body. When these misfolded proteins build up in your heart, it may lead to ATTR-CM.
See what happens inside the body if you have ATTR-CM.
If you've been diagnosed with heart failure, learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of ATTR-CM. Remember to talk to your doctor about any changes in your health.
Only a doctor can diagnose ATTR-CM. If ATTR-CM is suspected, your doctor can perform several tests to help diagnose the disease and to identify whether you or a loved one may be at risk.
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