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Histological Quantification of Chronic Myocardial Infarct in Rats
 

Histological Quantification of Chronic Myocardial Infarct in Rats

Article doi: 10.3791/54914
December 11th, 2016

Summary December 11th, 2016

The post-mortem assessment of myocardial infarction (MI) in rodents is based on quantification of the infarct on stained heart sections. We describe an accurate method to quantify the infarct size using systematic sampling of harvested rat hearts from base to apex and image analyses of trichrome-stained histological sections.

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