Hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis – what this could mean for you

ABOUT hATTR AMYLOIDOSIS

PROGRESSIVE

PROGRESSIVE

LIFE-THREATENING

LIFE-THREATENING

RARE

RARE

INHERITED

INHERITED

hATTR amyloidosis is a rare, progressive, and life-threatening hereditary disease. Misdiagnosis is common and it can often take patients several years to get the correct diagnosis. It is important to advocate for your health by looking out for the signs and symptoms of this rare disease. Reviewing your responses to the risk questionnaire below with your doctor may help you better understand your symptoms and what they could mean for you.

THE FOUNDER POPULATIONS

When it comes to rare diseases such as hATTR amyloidosis, certain populations are more at risk of having it than others because of a phenomenon called the founder effect. Namely, individuals of Irish, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish and/or West African descent are more susceptible to having this rare condition. In the United States, one of the most common hATTR amyloidosis mutations has been traced back to individuals of Portuguese descent.

Since hATTR amyloidosis is a genetic disease that is passed down through family members, it is important to learn about your family history to see what this could mean for you.

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Fill out the risk questionnaire below to help find out if this may apply to you.

POTENTIAL SYMPTOMS

GENETIC TESTING

The wide and varying range of hATTR amyloidosis symptoms presents a diagnostic challenge, often resulting in delayed or missed diagnoses. For this reason, genetic testing is crucial as it allows your doctor to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of hATTR amyloidosis.

Confidential genetic testing is requested by your doctor and can be delivered directly to your home.

  • Genetic testing kits can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door.
  • You can work with your doctor to collect the blood or saliva DNA samples required.
  • Your DNA samples will be analyzed and the results sent straight to your doctor.

Assistance is available to help you understand your results.
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“Having nine siblings, I thought my symptoms were part of the common conditions we saw in our family. It wasn’t until my physician ordered genetic testing that I realized I truly do have a family disease, hereditary Amyloidosis. To me, encouraging genetic testing for your family members shows how much you care.”
-Ruth, a patient with hATTR amyloidosis

When it comes to confirming a diagnosis of hATTR amyloidosis, genetic testing is a crucial part of the process.

RISK QUESTIONNAIRE

To help facilitate a conversation with your doctor, complete the risk questionnaire yourself or with the help of your caregiver.












     

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