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Fine Structure of Capillary Proliferation in Myocardium of Volume Overloaded Rats

  • Koichi Kawamura
  • Kohei Tohda
  • Mikio Kobayashi
  • Hirotake Masuda
  • Takeshi Shozawa
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 277)

Abstract

Ultrastructural changes of the capillary in the myocardium of the volume over-loaded hearts are not well understood. Recently we have shown that endothelial ceU proliferation is observed in the flow loaded canine and rat carotid arteries (Masuda et al., 1985; Tohda et al., 1988). We suppose that the endothelial ceU will respond to the flow change in the capillaries of the myocardium of the volume-loaded hearts, because flow is expected to be increased in them. In this report, we describe ultrastructural changes of the capiUaries of the left ventricle myocardium of volume-loaded rat hearts, produced by arterio-venous shunt (A-V shunt) between the common carotid artery and the external jugular vein.

Keywords

Wall Shear Stress Common Carotid Artery Coronary Blood Flow Blood Flow Rate Intercellular Junction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichi Kawamura
    • 1
  • Kohei Tohda
    • 1
  • Mikio Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Hirotake Masuda
    • 1
  • Takeshi Shozawa
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Department of PathologyAkita University School of MedicineAkita 010Japan

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