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Myocardial Infarction : 1 day old

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The image shows pallor of necrotic cardiac myocytes (myocytolysis) in the left half of the image. The infarct is about a day old. Disruption of the sarcolemma results in accumulation of salt and water within the myocytes causing pallor.

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