Amyloid in the cardiovascular system: a review

I Kholová, H W M Niessen

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The cardiovascular system is a common target of amyloidosis. This review presents the current clinical and diagnostic approach to amyloidosis, with the emphasis on cardiovascular involvement. It summarises recent nomenclature, classification, and pathogenesis of amyloidosis. In addition, non-invasive possibilities are discussed, together with endomyocardial biopsies in the diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis. Finally, recent advances in treatment and prognostic implications are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-33
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

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