The basic postulate is that cardiac infarct size is directly related to clinical complications and death. The consequent therapeutical implication is to reduce the “theoretical” size and/or to prevent its progression (or expansion) in the surrounding myocardium. The latter is considered more prone to is chaemia and therefore at high risk of necrosis (“jeopardized border zone”).
KeywordsInfarct Size Myocardial Cell Myocardial Fibrosis Myocardial Necrosis Normal Myocardium
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