SSF - Grand Rounds 1/8/2020- Cardiac Amyloidosis: An Uncommon Cause of Heart Failure

South San Francisco, CA US
January 8, 2020

Cardiac Amyloidosis: An Uncommon Cause of Heart Failure

Hereditary amyloidosis is a rare genetic disorder. In recent years there have been new treatments developed as well as non-invasive diagnostic approaches. Physicians may not be aware of these new developments due to the rarity of this condition. From this session, physicians will improve utilization of novel non-invasive diagnostic approach to amyloidosis and apply new therapeutics when appropriate.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency:

Val122Ile ( a specific type of TTR mutation) was identified in 3.4 percent of individuals of African or Afro-Caribbean descent in United States cohorts. Wild-type TTR mutation is more commonly found in patients over the age of 60.


Maurer MS, Schwartz JH, Gundapaneni B, Elliott PM, Merlini G, Waddington-Cruz M, Kristen AV, Grogan M, Witteles R, Damy T, Drachman BM, Shah SJ, Hanna M, Judge DP, Barsdorf AI, Huber P, Patterson TA, Riley S, Schumacher J, Stewart M, Sultan MB, Rapezzi C; ATTR-ACT Study Investigators. Tafamidis Treatment for Patients with Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy. N Engl J Med 2018; 379: 1007-1016


Lunch RSVP: Lunch will be provided to the people who attend the session in full

Post Presentation Survey: Will be send out in a follow-up email 


Target Audience

All physicians, but most importantly primary care physicians, will have a major role in closing this gap


Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply novel therapeutic treatment for patients with Amyloidosis
  2. Describe non-invasive  approaches used in diagnosis of Amyloidosis
  3. Describe the clinical manifestation of Amyloidosis

Additional Information

South San Francisco Medical Center
Conference room: 
Middle Back Cafe
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/08/2020 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
01/08/2020 - 1:30pm
Kaiser Permanente
1200 El Camino Real
See below for all locations including SSF, Daly City Hickey Blvd; Bayhill MOB 801 Traeger
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
+1 (650) 742-3074


  • South San Francisco Medical Center: 2nd Floor, Hospital Tower, Middle/Back Cafeteria Conference Room 
  • Daly City (395 Hickey Blvd): 6th Floor, Daisy/Daffodil Conference Rooms
  • Bayhill Medical Offices (801 Traeger): 3rd Floor Conference Room



  • Douglas Zuckermann, MD, Department of Cardiology

Planning Committee:

  • Jie Zheng, MD, Chief of Medical Education
  • Archana Petkar, MD, CME DLC Grand Round Planner
  • Jennifer A Jones, MD, CME Grand Round Planner
  • Tenisha Jones, MLIS/Library Services
  • Luisa F. Barreto, CME Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco has determined that the speakers and the planning committee for this activity do not have any relevant financial relationships. Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco takes responsibility for the content quality and scientific integrity of this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.


Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:

The Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses may report up to a maximum total of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ towards the Continuing Medical Education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

FOR CME CREDIT: Scan the QR code and claim credit through the link provided or use the link sent with the flyer . A survey will be emailed to all who participate. Please complete the survey. The survey will be open for 10 days.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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