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Cardiac Amyloidosis

Cardiac amyloidosis is a rare but serious medical condition in which abnormal proteins build up in the heart, causing it to become stiff and unable to function properly. This can lead to symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling in the legs, and irregular heartbeats. Treatment options for cardiac amyloidosis depend on the underlying cause and may include medications to manage symptoms, chemotherapy to target the abnormal proteins, and in some cases, a heart transplant.

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I have cardiac amyloidosis and stage 3 heart failure. Please interpret my smartwatch ECG readings.

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the smartwatch ECG readings. I have been diagnosed with AL cardiac amyloidosis and have Mayo Stage IIIa heart failure. I am especially interested in the "peaks" between 6s and 7s, and between 16s and 17s, as they correspond with an odd sensation, which I would characterize...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding ECG (electrocardiogram) changes. I have gone through your ECG readings (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). Grossly, I can see premature ventricular complexes here, which can be explained by underlying amyloi...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with AL cardiac amyloidosis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I took ECG approximately 20 minutes post-brisk uphill walk lasting upto 12.5 minutes. I also took Lisinopril 5 mg twice daily and tablet Lasix 40 mg twice daily. Please note that I have been diagnosed with AL cardiac amyloidosis. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. In ECG (electrocardiogram), a complete view of the cardiac activity or chamber enlargement cannot be accurately determined. I have reviewed your attached report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Let us start with hear...  Read Full »

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