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Connective tissue ultrastructure in patients with acquired valvular heart disease following endocarditis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Materia medica Polona. Polish journal of medicine and pharmacy
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
2
Pages
97–100
Identifiers
PMID: 1842610
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Tissue samples taken during surgery for therapeutic reasons from patients with acquired valvular heart disease (a.v.h.d.) were examined for collagen ultrastructure evaluation. The case material was obtained from 26 patients, and samples from the following organs were evaluated: palatine tonsils, mitral and aortic valves, heart auricle, skeletal muscle, periodontium and subcutaneous tissue. The examinations revealed the presence of general collagenopathy in a.v.h.d. The authors believe that examinations of the connective tissue ultrastructure may be useful and important in diagnostics and prophylaxis of a.v.h.d.

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