What is the prevalence of cardiac amyloidosis in the US?

Updated: Mar 25, 2020
  • Author: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Systemic amyloidosis (AL) is a rare disorder, and it is difficult to estimate the exact incidence due to changing diagnostic criteria. In Olmsted County, Minnesota, only 21 cases were diagnosed from Jan 1950 to Dec 1989. In this first population-based study, the incidence of AL was approximately 8.9 per million person years. [18] In the United States, approximately 2000-2500 cases of AL are diagnosed annually. [19]


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