Treating Cardiac Amyloidosis
When you’re a patient at Providence, we help you feel better today and reduce your risk of more serious disease tomorrow. We work with you to create a personalized plan to treat your cardiac amyloidosis. This plan includes everything from diagnosis and treatment to the post-care support you need to feel your best. The result is compassionate, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.
Why Choose Us for Your Cardiac Amyloidosis Care?
At Providence, we see the life in you. We are committed to making a positive difference in every life we touch.
More About Cardiac Amyloidosis
Cardiac amyloidosis is a buildup of unusual proteins in the heart. As these proteins build up, the heart has to work harder to beat, weakening it and possibly leading to heart failure. Cardiac amyloidosis can be inherited or can develop over time due to other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Testing and Diagnostics
Your heart care team uses many different methods to find out which therapies work best for you. They look at your symptoms, other medical conditions and overall health. They use the most advanced diagnostics to evaluate your condition. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:
- Blood test
- Chest X-ray
- Diagnostic heart catheterization
- Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
- MRI (cardiac)
- PET scan
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
Personalized Treatment for Cardiac Amyloidosis
We know that no two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to design an individualized treatment plan based specifically on your heart condition and your personal needs. Every treatment plan includes lifestyle changes to support your recovery and long-term heart health.
Your care plan may include one or more of the following therapies:
- Organ transplant
- Prescription medications
- Stem cell transplant
Find Heart Care Close to You
The family of our patient Elliot Naftzger was forced to drive three hours for routine heart monitoring. Her care team eased the family’s burden by helping place a portable echo machine in a clinic closer to home.
Meet the Team
At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.