0.05). Infarct area was similar in both models (0.86 ± 0.35 cm in the surgical group vs. 0.92 ± 0.54 cm in the percutaneous group;p = 0.68). Conclusion The proposed model of transauricular coronary coil embolization avoids thoracotomy and major surgery and may be an equally reliable and reproducible platform for the experimental study of myocardial ischemia."/>
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Figure 3

From: Transauricular embolization of the rabbit coronary artery for experimental myocardial infarction: comparison of a minimally invasive closed-chest model with open-chest surgery

Figure 3

Gross histology of harvested hearts. Transverse 3 mm sections were taken at the greatest dimension of visible post-infarct fibrotic areas. Dotted black line denotes the "gray-white" myocardial infarcted zone in each specimen. Note (A) the plain suture (black arrow) in a subject treated with open-chest ligation and (B) the platinum micro-coil (black arrow) in a subject treated with transauricular transcatheter LAD embolization.

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