Ultrastructure of cardiocyte degeneration and myocardial calcification in the dystrophic hamster.

@article{Burbach1987UltrastructureOC,
  title={Ultrastructure of cardiocyte degeneration and myocardial calcification in the dystrophic hamster.},
  author={James A. Burbach},
  journal={The American journal of anatomy},
  year={1987},
  volume={179 3},
  pages={291-307}
}
The myocardium of the Bio 14.6 cardiomyopathic hamster was examined with the electron microscope to identify cellular and organelle changes during the acute lesioning stage, a period typified by concomitant cardiocyte destruction and calcium elevation. Most cardiocytes retained their normal histologic and ultrastructural features, but scattered foci of altered and necrotic cells were observed in association with degenerative calcifying lesions. Prenecrotic alterations of myocytes included… CONTINUE READING