Fine structure of A: autonomic nerve fibers and terminals in human myocardium; and B: myocardial changes in congenital heart disease.


In a histological and fine structural study of right atrial biopsy specimens from 31 patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD), aged 7 to 46 years, and 11 patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), aged 3 to 36 years, nerve fibers or endings were seen by electron microscopy in 11 specimens. There was concurrence of ordinary axons along with terminals… (More)