Heart Specimen Showing Patchy Deposition
of Smudgy Amyloid (a protein product deposition seen in certain chronic
degenerative diseases) in the Myocardium and Blood-Vessel Wall (arrow)
(Congo Red Stain, x150). This deposition leads to the abnormalities
of heart blood flow depicted in figure 74.
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