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  • If you or someone close to you is having tests for or has been diagnosed with ATTR-CM, you may have many questions and will want to find reliable information.
  • In this section, you will find a list of suggested questions to ask your doctor, links to stories from other people who are living with ATTR-CM, as well as links to organisations that can provide you with more information and support.

What should I ask my doctor about ATTR-CM?

To better understand ATTR-CM, your treatment plan and what to expect, it can be helpful to have a list of questions ready to ask your doctor.

Here are some suggested questions to help get you started:

  • Based on my symptoms, medical history and family history, do you think ATTR-CM could be the cause of my heart failure?
  • How quickly could this condition progress?
  • Do I need additional tests to confirm my diagnosis?
  • Can I have scintigraphy rather than a biopsy?
  • Will the results of my test impact my treatment plan?
  • Could you recommend any groups or organisations that can provide support or additional information on ATTR-CM?


The below videos represent real experiences from people diagnosed with ATTR-CM. Click each video to learn about their individual journeys, from spotting early signs to achieving a diagnosis, and what to expect when caring for someone living with ATTR-CM.

The road to diagnosis
(wild-type ATTR-CM)

An early diagnosis
(wild-type ATTR-CM)

Spotting the signs
(wild-type ATTR-CM)

Being a carer

Living with hereditary ATTR-CM

ATTR-CM support organisations

Support organisations can be like a lifeline when you are living with ATTR-CM - providing information, services and linking you with support groups and other people who are living with amyloidosis.

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Australian Amyloidosis Network

Australian Amyloidosis Network (AAN) is a group of medical amyloidosis centres involving different specialties, dedicated to the diagnosis and management of Australian people living with all types of amyloidosis.


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Rare Voices Australia

Rare Voices Australia (RVA) is Australia’s peak organisation advocating for Australians living with rare disease to promote diagnosis, access to treatments and coordinated care.


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Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation offers programs, support, and information on amyloidosis. Learn about your condition and get answers to questions about services on offer.