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Generally 10% neutral buffered formalin.

  See also: General notes on fixation


Gross processing

Heart specimens are generally not inked.

Basic microscopic screening

Generally check for signs of myocardial infarction. Further information: Autopsy of myocardial infarction

Common findings


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  1. Kakimoto, Yu; Okada, Chisa; Kawabe, Noboru; Sasaki, Ayumi; Tsukamoto, Hideo; Nagao, Ryoko; Osawa, Motoki (2019). "Myocardial lipofuscin accumulation in ageing and sudden cardiac death ". Scientific Reports 9 (1). doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40250-0. ISSN 2045-2322. 

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