The spatial pattern of coronary capillaries in patients with dilated, ischemic, or inflammatory cardiomyopathy.

@article{Karch2005TheSP,
  title={The spatial pattern of coronary capillaries in patients with dilated, ischemic, or inflammatory cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Rudolf Karch and Friederike Neumann and Robert Ullrich and Josef Neum{\"u}ller and Bruno Karl Podesser and Martin Neumann and Wolfgang Schreiner},
  journal={Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={135-44}
}
INTRODUCTION The goal of the present study was to compare the pattern of coronary capillaries in healthy participants and in patients with end-stage heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), or inflammatory cardiomyopathy (InfCM). METHODS Capillary patterns were studied in histological sections from resected hearts from patients with DCM (n=5), ICM (n=5), or InfCM (n=5) and compared with donor hearts showing no signs of cardiac disease (n=3… CONTINUE READING