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Cardiac amyloidosis



Cardiac amyloidosis Complications


The list below shows the known complication of Cardiac amyloidosis: Congestive heart failure Atrial fibrillation or ventricular arrhythmias Sick sinus syndrome (rarely) Symptomatic cardiac conduction system disease (arrhythmias associated to unusual transmission of impulses all the way through the heart muscle) Low blood pressure and dizziness from too much urination (from prescription) Augmented sensitivity to digoxin with the potential for digoxin toxicity and associated arrhythmias Ascites (fluid buildup in the abdomen)


Cardiac amyloidosis Definition


Cardiac amyloidosis is a medical condition that is a type of amyloidosis the reason of which is because of the deposits of an amyloid protein in the heart tissue that results to the reduced function of the heart.


Cardiac amyloidosis Symptoms and Signs


The list below is the known symptoms for Cardiac amyloidosis: Palpitation/tremor – it the sense of feeling heart beat Swelling/inflammation of legs, ankles, or other parts of the body like inflammation of the abdomen Too much urination at night Exhaustion, decreased motion tolerance Shortness of breath with motion Breathing trouble while lying down


Cardiac amyloidosis Treatment


Diuretics – can be prescribed to get rod off extra fluid. Digoxin – can be used carefully to enhance control of the heart in patients that has atrial fibrillation. Daily weight measurement – to monitor weight of patient. A gain weight of 3 or 4 pounds within 1 or 2 days may signify extreme fluid buildup. Chemotherapy or prednisone Pacemaker – this might be included id it involves the conduction system. Heart Transplant – may be needed for patients with severe conditions though it is not recommended for those that have AL type amyloidosis because their disease consists of several organs. Liver Transplant – required for secondary amyloidosis.


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