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Apoptosis in cardiovascular disease
  2. J J BOYLE
  1. Department of Medicine,
  2. Addenbrooke’s Hospital,
  3. Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK

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Sir,—We would like to endorse much of the editorial on apoptosis in cardiovascular disease,1 but feel it appropriate to add some further points. The original description of apoptosis was a morphological description, and morphology of cells remains the gold standard for detection of apoptosis. The morphological changes observed in apoptosis are a continuous process from retraction of cells as the first indicator to …

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