Histology - Striated cardiac muscle


This is a section of the muscle tissue from the left ventricle of the heart. The striated cardiac muscle tissue is unique to the wall of the heart and pumps the blood from the heart into the blood vessels. The fibers of striated cardiac muscle differ from striated skeletal muscle in the following ways: the cardiac muscle cells branch and instead of being long syncytial cells, each fiber consists of many individual cells stacked end to end, unlike the unbranched unicellular fibers of skeletal muscle.

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