Human myocardial histologic characteristics in congestive heart failure.

@article{Unverferth1983HumanMH,
  title={Human myocardial histologic characteristics in congestive heart failure.},
  author={Donald V. Unverferth and J K Fetters and B J Unverferth and Carl V. Leier and R D Magorien and A R Arn and Peter B. Baker},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1983},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={1194-200}
}
The purpose of this study was to identify the histologic characteristics of human myocardium in congestive heart failure (CHF) by cellular hypertrophy, nuclear area, endocardial thickness, and percentage of fibrosis and to correlate histologic findings to cause, severity, and duration of disease. Right ventricular endomyocardial biopsies from 109 patients were quantitatively analyzed. Ten patients with normal cardiac history, physical examination results, and cardiac function served as the… CONTINUE READING

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