Symptoms of Cardiac Amyloidosis

Many people with cardiac amyloidosis have heart failure symptoms. You should be screened for cardiac amyloidosis if you:
  • Have symptoms of heart failure and one or more of these symptoms:
    • Shortness of breath
    • Unexplained weight loss or poor appetite
    • Peripheral neuropathy in the feet
    • Atrial fibrillation (Afib)
    • An echocardiogram that shows the heart is squeezing properly but doesn’t relax completely (diastolic heart failure)
    • Frequent hospital admissions for heart failure
  • Are over 60 years old and have heart failure and a thick heart as shown on an echocardiogram