X-Message-Number: 12250
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 05:28:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Skrecky <>
Subject: don't die of a heart attack

  Badonic T.  Frumkina LJ.  Jakovleva NI.  Hornakova A.
  Institute of Neurobiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, CSFR.
  Ultrastructural changes of neurons in dependence on the death cause in human
  Functional & Developmental Morphology.  2(4):231-4, 1992.
  Autolytic changes in animal neurons 3 hours postmortem were compared with the
  changes in human material taken from the patients with ischemic heart
  disease. Relatively homogenous neuroplasm in the animal material was observed
  and the nuclei and nucleoli were present as well. Light artificial spaces
  were visible around the neurons. Marked vacuolization was in all cases of the
  human material. In some cases the nucleus with the nucleolus and mitochondria
  were still preserved. Majority of the neurons did not reveal the nucleolus
  and chromatin in their nuclei; destruction of the organelles and
  homogenization of the neuroplasm were dominant. We assume that the specific
  changes in the brain caused by the ischemic heart disease
  are different in comparison with the autolytic postmortal changes.

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