cardiac amyloidosis


Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which abnormal proteins are deposited in the body’s tissues where they accumulate and replace normal tissue over time. This disease can cause the kidney, heart, liver and gastrointestinal tract or nerves to function poorly and organs to fail. Symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing when lying down, swelling in the ankles and legs, and palpitations.

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