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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Naval, "Preadmission beta-blockers are associated with decreased incidence of neurogenic stunned myocardium in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage," Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, vol.
Acute Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Cardiac Abnormalities: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy or Neurogenic Stunned Myocardium? a case report.
We repeated the LVEF estimate ~3 months after the onset of ANII because this index can be affected during the acute phase by a combination of myocardial necrosis, ischemia, periinfarction edema, and stunned myocardium (31).
Stunned myocardium develops after an acute ischemic attack.
Becker, "Postictal neurogenic stunned myocardium," vol.
(1-6) In our opinion such regression is most likely to occur when the ratio of stunned myocardium to frankly infarcted myocardium is large.