Inflammatory cells and myocardial fibrosis: spatial and temporal distribution in renovascular hypertensive rats.

OBJECTIVE The fibroblasts producing collagen are co-localized with inflammatory cells in myocardial fibrosis areas of spontaneously hypertensive rats, suggesting that collagen overproduction in this model may be modulated by inflammatory cells. The present study extends these observations to the Goldblatt model of hypertension in which the renin-angiotensin… (More)