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Why is the subendocardial myocardium most prone to ischemia? i know it has something to deal with how the coronary vessels supply the heart tissue but i forget.
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Why is the subendocardial myocardium most prone to ischemia? i know it has something to deal with how the coronary vessels supply the heart tissue but i forget.
Its because the coronary vessels course from the Epicardium, through Myocardium into Endocardium. Hence the last place or place below it is more prone to ischemia.
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Its because the coronary vessels course from the Epicardium, through Myocardium into Endocardium. Hence the last place or place below it is more prone to ischemia.
Yeah, that's correct
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