Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Nucl Cardiol. 2001 Jan-Feb;8(1):89-97.

Functional, structural, and genetic mitochondrial abnormalities in myocardial diseases.

Author information

1
Department of Biology and Genetics for Medical Sciences, University of Milan, Italy.

Abstract

Myocardial tissue is highly dependent on energy supplied by normal mitochondrial function. Therefore defects of energy production or utilization affect the heart in both syndromic and isolated disorders. Knowledge of the peculiar structural, functional, and genetic characteristics of mitochondria provides the basis for identification and classification of mitochondrial defects as well as for establishment of a diagnostic workup useful for related cardiac disorders. This review is therefore dedicated to the characteristics of normal mitochondria and the pathologic alterations of these organelles in various cardiovascular diseases.

PMID:
11182713
DOI:
10.1067/mnc.2001.112755
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center