Heart Muscle

  • (noun): The muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction.
    Synonyms: cardiac muscle

Some articles on heart muscle, heart:

Alcohol Septal Ablation
... Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition of the heart muscle which grows abnormally thick, in the absence of a physiologic cause such as ... subset of patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, thickening of the heart muscle in a particular part of the interventricular septum causes obstruction to blood being ejected from the ... designed to reduce the obstruction to blood being ejected from the heart the technique creates a small controlled heart attack, killing the area of heart muscle responsible for the obstruction, and ...
Myocardial Infarction
... myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, results from the partial interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart muscle, causing the heart cells to be damaged or die ... of time, can cause damage or death (infarction) of heart muscle tissue (myocardium) ... Among the diagnostic tests available to detect heart muscle damage are an electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiography, cardiac MRI and various blood tests ...
Troponin Test - Diagnostic Use - Conditions - Cardiac Conditions
... troponin I and T) are very sensitive and specific indicators of damage to the heart muscle (myocardium) ... in the blood to differentiate between unstable angina and myocardial infarction (heart attack) in patients with chest pain or acute coronary syndrome ... A patient who had suffered from a myocardial infarction would have an area of damaged heart muscle and so would have elevated cardiac troponin levels in the blood ...

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