An Insidious Enemy

Cardiac amyloidosis was once considered a rare condition. But doctors have discovered that many more people are affected by this fatal disease. The symptoms can be difficult – ranging from swollen ankles to shortness of breath to carpal tunnel syndrome – and can easily be ignored or mistaken for more benign conditions.

The MUHC is passionate about improving care and fixing broken hearts. Cardiac amyloidosis is far more widespread in our community than previously imagined. The MUHC launched the Cardiac Amyloidosis Program, recruiting an internationally renowned expert from the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Michael Chetrit, as program lead. 

Help us improve care for cardiac amyloidosis patients.