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Cardiac muscle explanatory video

The heart tissue can be divided into three major structures which form the coat

    1. Endocardium which is the lining of the inner surface of the heart and is continuous with the general endothelium of the cardiovascular system.

    2. Myocardium which forms the muscular division of the cardiac structure.   It is made up of cardiac musculature and it has the capacity for rhythmic contraction.

    3. Pericardium, which is the outer covering of the heart and is continuous with the outer coats of the large vessels. Pericardium is divided into serous and fibrous pericardium. Epicardium is the viscera layer of serous pericardium

The endocardium and pericardium have similar structures with the corresponding structures in other segments of the vascular tree
 

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Endothelial cell
 

       


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