Some aspects of biochemistry of myocardial infarction

  title={Some aspects of biochemistry of myocardial infarction},
  author={Richard J. Bing},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS},
This review deals with biochemical changes in infarcted heart muscle. Two main topics are emphasized: changes in substrate metabolism and in myocardial nitric oxide (NO), and prostacyclin and thromboxane formation. Alterations in glucose metabolism in infarcted heart are discussed with special reference to its myocardial utilization in ischemia. The biochemical basis of the increase in NO and prostanoids and the relationship between the enzyme producing nitric oxide (NOS) and cyclooxygenases… CONTINUE READING