Fast Five Quiz: Treatment of Hereditary (Familial) Amyloid Transthyretin-Related (hATTR) Amyloidosis

Jefferson R. Roberts, MD; Victoria M.F. Mank, MD


May 24, 2021

Figure. Micrograph of amyloidosis in the spleen.

Early involvement of physical therapy can be helpful in the detection of subtle changes in function that could trigger the need for intervention. There are no known primary prevention measures for hATTR amyloidosis. Medical and surgical treatments can serve as secondary prevention measures, and supportive care for complications can provide tertiary prevention. There is no specific diet for hATTR amyloidosis, although patients with cardiac disease may benefit from a low-sodium diet. Ideally, patients should be referred for potential transplant surgery early in the disease course while still in stage I.

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