Amyloid Cardiomyopathy.

  title={Amyloid Cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Merrill D L Benson and Noel R Dasgupta},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={68 1},
T he retrospective study by Kristen et al. (1) in this issue of the Journal brings attention to cardiac amyloidosis as an often underrecognized cause of restrictive cardiomyopathy and highlights the differences between immunoglobulin light-chain (LC) and transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis. There are, however, a number of different types of amyloidosis that can affect the heart, and with present and newly emerging forms of therapy, a definitive diagnosis is required (2). Immunoglobulin LC… CONTINUE READING