The Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic at SHN provides local expertise and diagnostic testing to enhance early detection and diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis, the most typical type of restrictive heart disease that often results in heart failure.
Cardiac amyloidosis is a life-threatening infiltrative disease, which occurs when clumps of proteins, known as amyloid deposits, deposit around normal heart muscle and cause the heart to become stiff.
Cardiac amyloidosis may affect how electrical signals move through the heart, which can lead to abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias) and faulty heart signals (heart block).
What to expect at the Clinic
During your first consultation, your care team will conduct a physical examination and review your medical history. Our consultations are performed by cardiologists who provide specialized cardiac.
If you are a new patient, we ask that you bring a list of the medications, vitamins and herbal supplements that you take, along with information on dosages. Additionally, please bring any medical records, CDs of images, consultation notes, and notes on previous treatments and their effectiveness. We use this information at the time of your first visit to get a complete picture of you and your overall condition in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
The Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic is open for appointments on Fridays. To refer a patient, please fax to 416-431-8193. For questions, or to learn more please call 416-438-2911 x7811.
Heart Function Clinic
Central Wing, 1st Floor