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Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis in African Americans: What physicians need to know

Course Description

ATTR-CM is an underdiagnosed and often misdiagnosed cause of heart failure. In the United States, the hereditary form of ATTR, in particular the Val142Ile variant, is more prevalent in the African American population. This program will provide a forum to bring awareness and connection to providers that are managing care in the African American community.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the two main types of cardiac amyloidosis
  • Define the pathophysiology of transthyretin amyloidosis
  • Recognize the significance of the Val142Ile mutation in African Americans
  • Identify the basics of diagnosis and treatment and the need for referral

Target Audience

This course is intended for cardiologists, internal medicine, family practice, nurses, physician assistants and all health care professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis.