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Santosh Mehta, Marcelino G. Reyes, Thomas Tosch, William Thomas, Jr. & Albert I. Rubenstone

Cardiac amyloidosis in the elderly: a quantitative stereologic study

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Abstract

Thirty-nine autopsied patients with senile cardiac amyloidosis were studied by technics of stereology to assess the severity of amyloid deposits in the left ventricle. Volume density of amyloid in the section correlated with the weight of the heart in 21 patients with congestive heart failure but not with the age, presence or absence of hypertension, diabetes, cause of death or the severity of coronary arteriosclerosis. Our findings indicate that the weight of the heart of elderly patients with congestive heart failure and amyloid deposits in the left ventricle can be useful in predicting the severity of amyloidosis in the left ventricle.

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Santosh Mehta, Marcelino G. Reyes, Thomas Tosch, William Thomas, Jr. & Albert I. Rubenstone, «Cardiac amyloidosis in the elderly: a quantitative stereologic study», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 2 (1983), Number 2 - Proceedings of the second symposium on morphometry in morphological diagnoses, september 7-9, 1983, Kuopio, Finland - Dec. 1983, 349-353 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=4223.

About: Santosh Mehta

Department of Pathology, Oak Forest Hospital, Oak Forest, Illinois, USA

About: Marcelino G. Reyes

Department of Pathology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA

About: Thomas Tosch

Department of Pathology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA

About: William Thomas, Jr.

Department of Pathology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA

About: Albert I. Rubenstone

Department of Pathology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA