myocardium

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myocardium

the muscular tissue of the heart

Myocardium

 

the muscular layer that constitutes most of the heart. It consists of striated muscle tissue made up of a dense aggregation of muscle cells. A functional characteristic of the myocardium is rhythmic, automatic contraction alternating with relaxation, which continues without interruption throughout the life of the organism.

myocardium

[‚mī·ə′kärd·ē·əm]
(histology)
The muscular tissue of the heart wall.
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In this situation there are two explanations, an infarct or hibernating myocardium.
The researchers cleverly circumvented the problem of having no human survivors to study by creating the hibernating myocardium phenomenon in the first animal model--a pig--for the disease, and implanting a defibrillator similar to that used in patients with advanced heart disease.
Myocardial cell death and apoptosis in hibernating myocardium.
Hibernating myocardium is the term used to refer to segments rendered dysfunctional secondary to chronic ischemia.
A metaanalysis of studies involving 3,088 patients with comorbid heart failure and coronary artery disease indicated that patients with viable but hibernating myocardium have a significantly lower mortality rate after revascularization than do patients with nonviable myocardium (J.
The purpose of viability assessment is to detect hibernating myocardium in patients with left ventricular dysfunction and identify those who may have improved outcomes after revascularization (38, 39).