Structural Adaptation of the Heart in Hypertension and the Physical Consequences

  • A. J. Linzbach
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The pathological structural adaptation of the heart in cases of hypertension, valvular disease, myocarditis and coronary disease is characterized by increasing weight of the myocardium and alterations in the shape of the heart.


Left Ventricle Coronary Insufficiency Cardiac Muscle Cell Unit Cross Section Intraventricular Pressure 
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