Contractile cells in rat myocardial scar tissue.

@article{Vracko1991ContractileCI,
  title={Contractile cells in rat myocardial scar tissue.},
  author={Rudolf Vracko and David R Thorning},
  journal={Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology},
  year={1991},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={214-27}
}
In earlier studies of rat myocardial tissue reactions to necrotizing injuries, we observed in the resulting scar tissue a large number of smooth muscle cells unassociated with blood vessels. Since these cells are not normal components of ventricular myocardium, we studied the appearance and fate of all cells with smooth muscle-like features in healing and healed lesions at intervals up to 10 weeks after ischemic or freeze-thaw injuries. Observations were made with light and electron microscopes… CONTINUE READING
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