Cardiac amyloidosis affects many different body systems, and it can be difficult to detect. At the Cleveland Clinic Florida Cardiac Amyloidosis Center, our team has extensive knowledge in diagnosing and treating this complex condition.
As the largest cardiac amyloid center in the Southeastern U.S., we provide you with the most advanced care. Whether you need an evaluation and answers or long-term management of cardiac amyloidosis, we can help.
Cardiac Amyloidosis Treatment at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Why Choose Us?
Our specialists have decades of experience diagnosing and treating both types of cardiac amyloidosis, which include transthyretin (ATTR) and light chain (AL) amyloidosis. As our patient, you benefit from:
- Center of Excellence: Cleveland Clinic Florida includes a Cardiac Amyloidosis Center of Excellence. This designation means we have a team of experts who provide innovative and comprehensive care to diagnose and treat this condition. We bring together leading clinicians from cardiovascular medicine, including our advanced heart failure and transplant program, cardiac arrhythmia service, structural heart valve program, hematology and medical oncology, and neurology.
- Leading doctors: Our team includes doctors who have dedicated their careers to treating cardiac amyloidosis. Patients receive care from experts who have deep knowledge of the disease and a passion for providing the best possible care for each person. Meet our cardiac amyloidosis team.
- Noninvasive diagnosis: At Cleveland Clinic Florida, we developed a process for diagnosing cardiac amyloidosis that doesn’t require a biopsy or surgery. Our doctors have expertise in performing and interpreting advanced imaging tests, including technetium pyrophosphate (PYP) scans, to accurately spot the condition early. An early diagnosis often leads to more successful treatment, but we are equipped to treat patients at any stage of the disease.
- Patient navigator: A cardiac amyloidosis diagnosis can be overwhelming. That’s why we have a dedicated nurse practitioner to guide you. Your navigator is there every step of the way to answer your questions and walk you through your care.
- Genetic testing: Our advanced genetic testing checks for the hereditary form of cardiac amyloidosis so you receive the treatment that is best for you. If you have a positive genetic test result, our experienced genetic counselor provides you with answers and next steps.
- Convenient care: Our doctors provide cardiac amyloidosis management to patients from miles away. We offer virtual visits, so you can see our experts from your smartphone, tablet or computer — and from the comfort of your home.
ATTR and AL Amyloidosis Care We Provide
Every patient receives a thorough evaluation and a customized treatment plan that fits their needs. We provide the full range of care, including:
- Advanced medications to treat cardiac and neurological effects and slow the progression of cardiac amyloidosis.
- Cardiac technetium pyrophosphate (PYP) scans, which use a small dose of radioactive material combined with detailed imaging techniques, to diagnose cardiac amyloidosis.
- Clinical research studies that provide eligible patients with access to the newest therapies for ATTR and AL amyloidosis.
- Medicine optimization to reduce side effects and improve well-being.
- Pacemakers for those with heart rhythm issues.
- Referrals to other medical specialists for non-cardiac symptoms.
- Transplant program for later stages of the disease.
Cardiac amyloidosis goes beyond the heart — it affects multiple systems in your body. That’s why the best care for cardiac amyloidosis requires a group of specialists. Our Cleveland Clinic Florida cardiac amyloidosis team includes:
- Cancer care, including hematology and medical oncology.
- Cardiac electrophysiology and pacing.
- Cardiovascular Surgery.
- Cardiology and cardiac imaging.
- Digestive diseases.
- Heart and vascular care.
- Thoracic Surgery.
- Urology and kidney care.
With our approach, you have a team of specialists on your side to treat all aspects of cardiac amyloidosis. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with the condition for years, you’ll receive the latest and best treatments available.