Dr. Mathew Maurer | Morning Report | 05/24/2017
HFpEF: used to be called diastolic dysfunction, but that is a misnomer partly because there are varying definitions and causes of diastolic dysfunction. Additionally, in HFpEF, diastolic dysfunction may not be the actual cause of the heart failure and volume overload
Posted 05/24/17 09:25:09 AM by Emily Miller
Amyloid patients have higher mortality with higher doses of nodal blocking agents. They need their HR to maintain their CO. Calcium channel blockers, such as Diltiazem, are particularly bad for these patients.
Posted 05/24/17 09:26:20 AM by Emily Miller
PYP study: Technology was previously used for bone scans. Becoming diagnostic test of choice for cardiac amyloid. Able to distinguish between AL and TTR-amyloid. 100% specific for TTR-amyloid