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Histopathology of early myocardial infarcts. A new approach.
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PMID:  4359735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The histopathology of human myocardial infarcts is reviewed in a series of 46 cases ranging from sudden death to a clinical age of 3 days. A set of histopathologic features is described whereby the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction can be made, even in cases of sudden death, on routine sections and even after considerable autolysis. This is primarily a stretching and waviness of the myocardial fibers, especially at the border of the infarcted area. Its mechanism is probably twofold: the rythmical pull exerted by the normal myocardium against the infarcted paralyzed area and the outward bulging of this area at every systole. On the basis of human material alone, it may be inferred that this pattern develops very rapidly: surely less than 1 hour and perhaps a few minutes after the local circulation has failed.
B Bouchardy; G Majno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of pathology     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0002-9440     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1974 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1974-04-02     Completed Date:  1974-04-02     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370502     Medline TA:  Am J Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cell Nucleus
Cell Survival
Coronary Circulation
Histological Techniques
Inclusion Bodies
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Myocardium / pathology*
Rigor Mortis
Time Factors

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