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If someone has cardiomyopathy as a result of amyloidosis and is now palliative, can this stage bring renal failure?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Amyloid

Amyloid can cause a cardiomyopathy.
If the heart is severely compromised in the later stages of the illness, there will be an inability of the heart to pump the blood forward through the arteries. This may cause the blood flow to the kidneys to also be compromised and result in a picture that looks like renal failure.

In brief: Amyloid

Amyloid can cause a cardiomyopathy.
If the heart is severely compromised in the later stages of the illness, there will be an inability of the heart to pump the blood forward through the arteries. This may cause the blood flow to the kidneys to also be compromised and result in a picture that looks like renal failure.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. William A Biermann
Amyloid can also directly affect the kidney
Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Amyloid proteins that deposit in the heart also can form in kidneys.
In advanced heart disease, there's usually amyloid in the kidneys as well and renal function can deteriorate. Advanced cardiac amyloid also leads to congestive heart failure, with inefficient ejection of blood from heart, leading to reduced blood flow to kidneys. Like other forms of heart failure, this can cause renal failure.

In brief: Yes

Amyloid proteins that deposit in the heart also can form in kidneys.
In advanced heart disease, there's usually amyloid in the kidneys as well and renal function can deteriorate. Advanced cardiac amyloid also leads to congestive heart failure, with inefficient ejection of blood from heart, leading to reduced blood flow to kidneys. Like other forms of heart failure, this can cause renal failure.
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