Amyloidosis happens when the body incorrectly deposits defective proteins (amyloid) in one or more organs, which can lead to organ failure and sometimes even death. These proteins build up and cause dysfunction in several organs, including the heart, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, skin, and tongue. When amyloid builds up in heart tissue, it’s known as cardiac amyloidosis, a condition that can eventually impact the heart’s ability to pump blood. Often, patients with amyloidosis will see several doctors before the right diagnosis is reached.
At the AHN Amyloidosis Program, a team of doctors from various specialties collaborate to offer individualized treatment plans. These patient-centered therapies slow down the disease to help you feel better, for longer.
Srinivas Murali, MD — Cardiology Specialist