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The myocardial band.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18598979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Francisco (Paco) Torrent-Guasp, a Spanish cardiologist working in De'nia, Alicante, discovered that the complex structure of the ventricular myocardium is due to a double-loop helical orientation of a single muscular band that extends from the pulmonary artery to the aorta, with a 180-degree twist in its middle part. He predicted the twist-untwist motion of the ventricles and suggested that this is due to agonist-antagonist mechanics of the ventricular band segments.
Manel Ballester; Ana Ferreira; Francesc Carreras
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-07     Completed Date:  2008-10-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Lleida, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Heart / anatomy & histology*,  physiology*
Heart Ventricles / anatomy & histology
Muscle Fibers, Skeletal / physiology
Ventricular Function

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