July 18, 2013

Florbetapir shows promise in detecting cardiac amyloid

Wayne Forrest, AuntMinnie staff writer, July 16th, “Preliminary study results indicate that F-18 florbetapir (Amyvid) can detect cardiac amyloidosis, a buildup of protein that can lead to various forms of heart disease. The results hint that Amyvid could be useful beyond its core indication of detecting beta-amyloid deposits in the brain.”