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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 104-114

Ultrasound imaging versus morphopathology in cardiovascular diseases. myocardial cell damage

1 Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Milan and Pisa, Italy
2 Cardiology, University School of Medicine and "A. De Gasperis" Foundation, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy
3 Cardiovascular Unit, "Campo di Marte" Hospital, Lucca, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Giorgio Baroldi
Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Milan and Pisa
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This review article summarizes the results of histopathological and clinical imaging studies to assess myocardial necrosis in humans. Different histopathological features of myocardial cell necrosis are reviewed. In addition, the present role of echocardiographic techniques in assessing irreversible myocardial damage is briefly summarized.

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