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A 31-year-old male asked:

If amyloid proteins are seen on an echo there is definitely some form of amyloidosis present right?

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
See Amyloid: I do not know if you can see amyloid protein on 2 d echo, but it just sees some change in normal echo texture and can suggest the possibility of amyloid. If it is confirmedd, then it is called amyloidosis. Talk to a cardiologist.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Biopsy...: Biopsy can be performed for confirmation. Cardiac perfusion scan in conjunction with cardiac FDG pet scan can be used to evaluate cardiac amyloidosis.

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