Friday, November 20, 2009

Amyloid cardiomyopathy

This Clinical Perspective piece in Circulation stresses the little appreciated fact that there are actually three types of cardiac amyloidosis: the AL type that we’re used to thinking of as well as two types of transthyretin related disease, the mutant type (of which there are over 100 mutations) and the wild type seen almost exclusively in older men. The three types differ in clinical features and prognosis.

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