Myocardial ultrastructure and the development of atrioventricular block in Kearns-Sayre syndrome.

@article{Charles1981MyocardialUA,
  title={Myocardial ultrastructure and the development of atrioventricular block in Kearns-Sayre syndrome.},
  author={R. G. Charles and Stephen Holt and J Michael Kay and E. J. Epstein and J. Russell Rees},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1981},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={214-9}
}
A right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy specimen from a 30-year-old male with chromic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, retinal pigmentation and complete atrioventricular block (Kearns-Sayre syndrome) was examined in the electron microscope. There was a proliferation of mitochondria between the myofibrils and beneath the sarcolemma. Many of the mitochondria showed morphologic abnormalities not previously described in this condition. There were associated accumulations of glycogen. A… CONTINUE READING

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