Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which amyloid fibrils deposit into the extracellular spaces of different organs, which ultimately leads to progressive organ dysfunction. The amyloid fibrils are formed by an aggregation of misfolded proteins. The most common amyloid fibril proteins that can infiltrate the heart and lead to cardiac amyloidosis are immunoglobulin light chain amyloid fibril protein (AL) and transthyretin amyloid fibril protein (ATTR).
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Read more on this condition from the American Heart Association.
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