Knoxville event shines light on underdiagnosed heart condition in African Americans

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February is Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women but in many sub-groups, the risk is even higher. A local organization is getting the word out about an underdiagnosed medical condition that the African American population is especially at risk of developing.

It’s a condition you probably haven’t heard much about, amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a disease that occurs when a protein called amyloid builds up in organs.

 

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