, Volume 34, Issue 11, pp 1478–1479 | Cite as

Determination of infarct size in rats with86rubidium

  • H. Braselmann
  • Ulrike Osswald
  • K. Wenzelides
  • E. Seidler


A quick method is presented which allows the determination of infarct sizes within hearts of experimental animals like rats. The method is based on the drop of86Rb uptake in infarcted hearts, and has been compared with infarct sizes determined morphometrically. The standard deviation of this method is low (6.5%) because an internal standard is used (noninfarcted myocard-usually right ventricle tissue-has been used).


Standard Deviation Experimental Animal Infarct Size Infarcted Heart Quick Method 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Braselmann
    • 1
  • Ulrike Osswald
    • 1
  • K. Wenzelides
    • 1
  • E. Seidler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PathologyHumboldt-University BerlinBerlin(German Democratic Republic)

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