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J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2010 Mar;48(3):518-23. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2009.06.023. Epub 2009 Jul 9.

Edema and fluid dynamics in connective tissue remodelling.

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  • 1Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Jonas Lies vei 91, N-5009 Bergen, Norway.


The review describes the role of loose connective tissues with focus on transcapillary exchange and edema formation with relevance for inflammation, fibrosis and tumors. Based on studies in these tissues, comparisons are made to the fibrotic processes in the heart.

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