ATTR-CM (transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy) is a rare but life-threatening condition that affects the heart and is associated with heart failure. It’s the result of misfolding proteins that build up in the heart and body, causing symptoms like shortness of breath and swelling. In addition to your heart failure, ATTR-CM can also include a mix of symptoms like carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists, digestive problems, pain in the lower back or legs, and/or an irregular heartbeat.
Your doctor can help you Get the Message your body may be sending. ATTR-CM is an underdiagnosed cause of heart failure, so if the symptoms described above sound familiar to you–or to someone you love–talk to a cardiologist to learn more about ATTR-CM.