Advanced imaging called electron microscopy shows how amyloid deposits (labeled A) infiltrate normal heart muscle (labeled H).

Amyloid fibrils make the heart's walls appear thicker when they accumulate 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.

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

These amyloid deposits are in the esophagus of a patient with amyloidosis.

This patient has amyloid deposits in the lip and tongue. Note the scalloped appearance of the tongue in which indentations are present on both sides (arrows). The indentations occur because the enlarged tongue constantly presses against the upper teeth.

Clinical Trials for Amyloidosis

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Amyloid Center

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