Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s. The results led them to conclude that Alzheimer’s may be a systemic disease or a metastatic disorder leading to heart and possibly multi organ failure, according to a report in MedPage Today.

“Alzheimer’s disease and heart failure are both debilitating and life-threatening conditions, affecting enormous patient populations,” the researchers wrote. “Our findings underline a previously dismissed problem of a magnitude that will require new diagnostic approaches and treatment s for brain and heart disease, and their combination.”

 

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