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In amyloidosis, timely diagnoses lag therapy gains

July 2014—G-G-G-E♭. Also known as da-da-da-DUM. Also known as the opening to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. It’s a simple motif, heard repeatedly in the piece (not to mention across the centuries), yet no less thrilling for that fact. Maria M. Picken, MD, PhD, finds herself repeating an equally straightforward motif when she speaks about amyloidosis, and it, too, is worth hearing again: The disease is not being diagnosed early enough, and sometimes not at all. That theme has been a steady refrain of hers over the years, and it runs throughout a recent interview with CAP TODAY, so much so that she worries readers will respond with, Oh no, here she goes again.

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