Recent studies indicate that, in addition to necrosis, apoptosis also plays a role in the process of tissue damage after myocardial infarction, which has pathological and therapeutic implications. This review article will discuss studies in which the role and mechanisms of apoptosis in myocardial infarction were analysed in vivo and in vitro in humans and in animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of clinical pathology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002


  • Apoptosis
  • Cell Culture Techniques
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Humans
  • Journal Article
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Myocytes, Cardiac
  • Organ Culture Techniques
  • Proteins
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

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