About our amyloidosis program

Amyloidosis is a group of conditions caused by the buildup of an abnormal protein called amyloid. Amyloid deposits can occur in many different places in your body. As a result, amyloidosis often affects multiple organs, including the heart, liver and kidneys, as well as other tissues and nerves.

The amyloidosis program in Dallas at the Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health specializes in caring for those with this complex condition. We are one of a small number of programs in the nation dedicated to the treatment of amyloidosis.

If you’ve been diagnosed with amyloidosis, our program gives you one place to turn. We provide integrated care through access to multiple specialists near you in Dallas who are committed to treating cases like yours—all in one location.

Amyloidosis symptoms and diagnosis

Because amyloidosis is a rare disease, sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose. Amyloidosis symptoms can vary from person to person, depending on where amyloid deposits occur in the body.

If you have symptoms of amyloidosis, medical tests may include lab work, imaging or biopsy. These tests help your care team not only detect amyloidosis but also examine which organs may be affected.

Some amyloidosis symptoms include:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Enlarged heart
  • Enlarged tongue
  • Swelling, tingling or numbness in the limbs
  • Weight loss
  • Digestive issues
  • Skin changes, including purple patches around the eyes and bruising
  • Dificultad para respirar

Amyloidosis treatment

Treatment for amyloidosis requires a customized plan of care based on your type of amyloidosis and the extent of your condition. We specialize in caring for primary (AL) amyloidosis and hereditary (ATTR) amyloidosis.

Some of our advanced amyloidosis treatments in Dallas include:

Amyloidosis program team

When it comes to treatment for amyloidosis, you want a team with the experience and knowledge needed to care for every aspect of your condition. Because amyloidosis affects your body in many different ways, our amyloidosis program brings together multiple specialists to care for you.

Your amyloidosis treatment team in Dallas may include physicians on the medical staff specializing in:

  • Enfermedad del higado
  • Enfermedad del corazón
  • Enfermedad del riñón
  • Neurología
  • Nuclear imaging
  • Pathology
  • Oncología
  • Trasplante de sangre y médula

Together, our team at the amyloidosis program will tailor a treatment plan based on your unique needs.