Contraction band necrosis

Contraction band necrosis --> contraction band

a microscopic change in myocardial cells in which excessive contraction, associated with elevated intracellular calcium and serum norepinephrine, causes the formation of transverse amorphous bands in the fibres which are then incapable of contracting again.

Synonym: contraction band necrosis.

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