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'Wavy' myocardial fibers in spontaneous and experimental adrenergic cardiopathies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  782705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wavy myocardial fibers, especially when associated with focal edema, are a characteristic sign of acute myocardial ischemia. 'Waving' might be induced by the increased hydrostatic pressure of interstitial edema, which squeezes and stretches the neighboring fibers. Beside their regular occurrence in early myocardial infarcts, wavy myocardial fibers are also frequently encountered in cases of acute adrenergic heart injury, especially in fatal cranial trauma and after injection of high doses of catecholamines in experimental animals.
F W Eichbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1975  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-11-01     Completed Date:  1976-11-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Brain Injuries / complications,  pathology
Catecholamines / pharmacology
Coronary Disease / etiology,  pathology*
Edema, Cardiac / etiology,  pathology*
Heart / drug effects
Heart Failure / pathology*
Myocardium / pathology*
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