There Are 2 types of
Wild-type ATTR-CM (wtATTR):
- Associated with aging
- Most often affects white men over the age of 60
- May be the most common form of ATTR-CM
Hereditary ATTR-CM (hATTR):
- Caused by a change (or “mutation”) in one of your genes
- Passed down from a relative
- Affects both men and women, with symptoms beginning as early as 50 to 60 years old
- There are more than 120 known mutations that cause hATTR; the most common mutation in the United States is V122I
Learn more about hereditary ATTR-CM and how this disease has affected former NBA player and coach, Don Chaney.
ATTR-CM could be the underlying cause of your heart failure, so it’s important to recognize the messages your body may be sending.