Rat heart with aldosterone-induced vascular inflammation - Hematoxylin and Eosin, 400x

Semiquantitative analysis of myocardial injury can be performed using a modified scale as described by Rocha et al (Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 283: H1802-1810, 2002) in which necrosis and inflammatory lesions are scored.

In addition picro-sirius red stained slides may be utilized to quantify interstitial collagen along with ED-1 immunohistochemistry for identification of macrophages.

Rat heart with aldosterone-induced vascular inflammation - Hematoxylin and Eosin, 400x
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