Awareness among patients, and even physicians, remains low, which results in ATTR-CM being significantly underdiagnosed.
It's important to share any symptoms you are experiencing with your doctor. Diagnosing ATTR-CM early is important.
Your cardiologist may first order the following tests to assess how your heart is working and look for signs of ATTR-CM. These tests may include:
While none of these tests are typically used to confirm an ATTR-CM diagnosis, they can help your doctor learn more about your heart and determine the need for additional diagnostic testing.
Your doctor must rule out another form of cardiac amyloidosis, known as light-chain amyloidosis (AL):
Once AL amyloidosis is ruled out, your doctor may use the following tests to diagnose ATTR-CM:
Genetic counselling before and after testing helps patients and their family members understand the test results and potential steps to take.
With ATTR-CM it’s important to be proactive. If you’re experiencing unresolved symptoms, talk to your doctor as soon as possible to confirm or rule out the disease.
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