Cardiac amyloidosis is a disorder caused by deposits of an abnormal protein (amyloid) in the heart tissue. These deposits make it hard for the heart to work properly.
Cardiac amyloidosis also popularly known as “stiff heart syndrome", occurs when amyloid deposits take the place of normal heart muscle. It is the most typical type of restrictive cardiomyopathy. Cardiac amyloidosis may affect the way electrical signals move through the heart (conduction system). This can lead to abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias) and faulty heart signals (heart block).
This can be inherited from parents to offsprings.
· Excessive urination at night
· Fatigue, reduced exercise ability
· Palpitations (sensation of feeling heartbeat)
· Shortness of breath with activity
· Swelling of the abdomen, legs, ankles, or other part of the body
· Trouble breathing while lying down
Cardiology research Journals like Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine (CCCM) provides a global open access platform to put forth the ongoing research, reviews articles related to all heart related disease, its treatment, case reports and many more.