Cardiac Musculature

Vascularization, Necrosis, Transplantation
  • Radivoj V. Krstić


The uninterrupted contractions of cardiac muscle demand exceptional amounts of energy and, therefore, an intensive blood supply. Figure A illustrates the ramifications of the larger arteries (Fig. A1) and the development of a dense capillary network in the ventricular wall of a rat heart. It has been calculated that virtually every muscle cell is in direct contact with a capillary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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