Age related changes of the collagen network of the human heart.

Abstract

The objective of this work was to study the collagen tissue of the human heart muscle as a function of age. The types of collagen, their disposition, as well as the density of collagen tissue and diameter of collagen fibrils were examined. Pieces of the ventricular wall from 12 human hearts, six from young individuals and six from aged individuals were… (More)

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