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About Our Program

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC), our Advanced Heart Failure team offers patients a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of amyloidosis.

Amyloidosis is a rare disease where abnormal proteins circulating in the blood can form insoluble fibrils (called amyloid). These proteins can then deposit in tissues and organs, and if untreated, can lead to health problems, including organ damage. At LHMC, we have access to the latest treatments available for amyloidosis, including clinical trials.

Team Approach to Amyloidosis Care

The Lahey Multidisciplinary Amyloidosis Program was formed to facilitate the care of amyloidosis patients using a multidisciplinary approach. As the disease can affect multiple organs, physicians from numerous specialties meet on a regular basis to review amyloidosis cases and decide on the best and most appropriate treatment plan as a group. Patients benefit from a collaborative approach, bringing together experienced providers who give them individualized care. Our multidisciplinary team includes experts in:

  • Cardiology and advanced heart failure
  • Hematology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Pharmacy

Consultations

Patients who would like an outpatient consultation with an Advanced Heart Failure specialist can call the Amyloidosis Program Coordinator, Christine Doren, RN, at 781-744-8002. If an inpatient transfer is more appropriate, you or your provider can call the same number to ask for more information.