Seventeen patients with coronary disease submitted to myocardial revascularization were studied. Ten patients had a hypertrophied ventricle, and 7 had normal ventricular mass. Myocardial biopsies were obtained before ischemia and at the time of reperfusion and were assessed for: volume fraction of fibrous tissue, myocyte diameter, morphometric mitochondrial studies and ultrastructural changes. The volume fraction of fibrous tissue in patients with hypertrophied ventricle was 1.9 +/- 0.04, and in patients with normal ventricular mass was 0.9 +/- 0.01 (p less than 0.05). The diameter of the myocyte was 23 +/- 0.3 microns and 18 +/- 1.2 microns for patients with hypertrophied and normal ventricular mass, respectively (p less than 0.01). The value of volumetric density for pre-ischemia samples in patients with a hypertrophied ventricle was 23 +/- 2.2 and in patients with normal ventricular mass was 35 +/- 2.7 (p less than 0.02). Grades 3 and 4 of damaged mitochondria were significantly increased in reperfusion samples from patients with a hypertrophied ventricle compared to pre-ischemia samples. Collagen growth was increased in hypertrophied hearts which were also more sensitive to the ischemia/reperfusion mechanism.

The hypertrophied myocardium and coronary disease. Structural changes in patients submitted to aortocoronary surgery

CUTRIN, Juan Carlos
1992

Abstract

Seventeen patients with coronary disease submitted to myocardial revascularization were studied. Ten patients had a hypertrophied ventricle, and 7 had normal ventricular mass. Myocardial biopsies were obtained before ischemia and at the time of reperfusion and were assessed for: volume fraction of fibrous tissue, myocyte diameter, morphometric mitochondrial studies and ultrastructural changes. The volume fraction of fibrous tissue in patients with hypertrophied ventricle was 1.9 +/- 0.04, and in patients with normal ventricular mass was 0.9 +/- 0.01 (p less than 0.05). The diameter of the myocyte was 23 +/- 0.3 microns and 18 +/- 1.2 microns for patients with hypertrophied and normal ventricular mass, respectively (p less than 0.01). The value of volumetric density for pre-ischemia samples in patients with a hypertrophied ventricle was 23 +/- 2.2 and in patients with normal ventricular mass was 35 +/- 2.7 (p less than 0.02). Grades 3 and 4 of damaged mitochondria were significantly increased in reperfusion samples from patients with a hypertrophied ventricle compared to pre-ischemia samples. Collagen growth was increased in hypertrophied hearts which were also more sensitive to the ischemia/reperfusion mechanism.
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coronary disease; aortocoronary surgery; ultrastructure
Ferreira R; Milei J; Forcada P; Beigelman R; Molteni L; Cutrin JC.
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