Immediately after killing, the right ventricle and major vessels were removed from each heart and the LV was weighed. A 2-mm-thick transverse tissue biopsy was excised from the base of each rat heart above the ligation site for storage in formalin (10% vol/vol in % saline). One week after storage, samples were fixed and sectioned for hematoxylin and eosin (H & E) staining and histological assessment. Areas of replacement fibrosis as hallmarks of myocardial infarction ( 45 ) were identified as discolored (purple) accumulations of fibroblasts in the myocardium in place of typical cardiac myocytes (pink) and were delineated using computer software (UTHSCSA Image Tool, V3).
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