April 14, 2012

Heart transplantation and cardiac amyloidosis: Approach to screening and novel management strategies.


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Cardiac amyloidosis continues to have a poor prognosis with a median survival of 6- 9 months. This case series explores the current treatment options for cardiac amyloid and the complimentary care required between specialized disciplines.  The Stanford Cardiac Transplant Evaluation Guidelines are reviewed for consideration of amyloid patients for heart transplant candidacy.

Cardiac Transplantation

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