Heart failure: The Alzheimer's disease of the heart? -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Heart failure: The Alzheimer's disease of the heart?

05/18/2018

Image: PET scan showing clumping proteins in rat hearts (top). The enlarged heart (right) is one with heart failure. Other PET scans showing blood flow; Copyright: Circulation Research, May 11, 2018

A PET scan detects clumping proteins in rat hearts (top). The enlarged heart (right) is one with heart failure. Other PET scans showing blood flow in the rat hearts (bottom) show that the protein clumps aren't due to circulation problems.