Cardiac Amyloidosis Treatment

There’s no cure for cardiac amyloidosis, but treatment can help you manage symptoms. While cardiac amyloidosis symptoms are similar to heart failure, the disease should not be treated like heart failure. People who get proper treatment may live for 10 years or more with the condition. Cardiac amyloidosis treatments include:
  • Medications:
    • Tafamidis: This oral medication has few side effects and slows the progression of the disease.
    • Patisiran: This intravenous therapy is given once a month in an infusion center. It prevents amyloid formation and improves neuropathy symptoms. Research is ongoing for heart-related symptoms.
    • Inotersen: This injection is for people with hereditary amyloidosis. It prevents amyloid from forming and can improve neuropathy symptoms.
    • Doxycycline: This antibiotic can stop amyloid deposits and reduce the number of deposits.
  • Green tea: Studies have shown that drinking green tea can stop the buildup of amyloid proteins.
  • Chemotherapy: This treatment is used only for light chain amyloidosis.
  • Heart transplant: A heart transplant may be an option for those with only heart-related symptoms.
We’ll monitor you regularly with blood tests and echocardiograms to check for side effects and see if you’re responding well to treatment. You can also get lab work in your community if travel is a concern.