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Journal of Nuclear Cardiology

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 217–221 | Cite as

Imaging cardiac amyloidosis: Patient page

  • Sharmila DorbalaEmail author
  • Rodney Falk
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Abstract

Amyloidosis is a disease that develops when abnormally folded proteins collect together to form amyloid fibrils, which deposit in various organs and cause organ damage. Amyloidosis in the heart can be identified by using various imaging tests. This patient page provides an overview of imaging in cardiac amyloidosis.

Keywords

PET SPECT cardiomyopathy amyloid heart disease echo MRI 

Notes

Disclosures

RHF has received consulting fees from Ionis Pharmaceuticals and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and research funding from GlaxoSmithKline. SD has received consulting fees from Pfizer, GE Health Care, and AAA.

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© American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Departments of Medicine (Cardiovascular Division) and Radiology, Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Cardiac Amyloidosis Program, Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Heart & Vascular Center, Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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