The prevalence of isolated atrial amyloid.


The frequency of isolated atrial amyloid (IAA), a form of 'senile' cardiac amyloidosis, was determined in younger age groups. For the detection of amyloid the Sirius red staining technique was used. IAA first appears in the fourth decade; its prevalence increases roughly linearly by 15-20 per cent with each subsequent decade, reaching 95 per cent in the 81-90 years age group. The prevalence is higher in females than in males.

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@article{Steiner1987ThePO, title={The prevalence of isolated atrial amyloid.}, author={Ilka Steiner}, journal={The Journal of pathology}, year={1987}, volume={153 4}, pages={395-8} }