Using advanced imaging called "electron microscopy," amyloid deposits (labeled A) infiltrate normal heart muscle (labeled H).

Amyloid fibrils make the heart's walls appear thicker when they are deposited in the heart. Notice how much thicker the wall is in the patient with amyloidosis (right) compared with a normal heart (left) in these ultrasound images.

Amyloid deposits are seen in the kidneys. The entire filtering apparatus pictured here is flooded with amyloid deposits.

Amyloid deposits are seen in the esophagus of a patient with amyloidosis.

Amyloid deposits in the lip and tongue are present in this patient. Note the "scalloped" appearance of the tongue in which indentations are present on both sides (arrows). This occurs because the enlarged tongue chronically presses against the upper teeth.

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