This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Post-mortem specimen of human heart

Post-mortem specimen of human heart

M172/0026

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY. SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption

Post-mortem specimen of a human heart featuring an occluded (blocked) coronary artery; the blockage appears as the redder area at top centre. Branches of both left & right coronary arteries, which supply the heart muscle with oxygen, are seen below the surface. Total occlusion of a coronary artery typically occurs as a result of clot (thrombus) formation, often when the diameter of the interior (lumen) has been reduced by the formation of fatty atheroma plaque. As a result of the occlusion, blood supply to heart muscle below the blockage is reduced (ischaemia) or ceased, leading to the death of tissue supplied - an acute myocardial infarction or heart attack.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}