Researchers Find Link Between Alzheimer’s and Heart Disease
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.”