Cardiac Amyloidosis

Kendall, Heather
April 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2010, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p16
Academic Journal
The article presents information about cardiac amyloidosis, a progressive disease which results from the infiltration of the heart by insoluble protein deposits. Three main subtypes of systemic amyloidosis cause the cardiac disease. Primary amyloidosis is the most common type and is associated with the worst prognosis. Secondary amyloidosis is associated with a chronic inflammatory or infectious disease such as rheumatoid arthritis.


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