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Targeting cardiomyocyte injury in acute pulmonary thromboembolism
  1. Jose E Tanus-Santos
  1. Correspondence to Professor Jose Tanus-Santos, Department of Pharmacology, University of Sao Paulo, Av. Bandeirantes, Ribeirao Preto 3900, Brazil; tanus{at}

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To the Editor: Orde et al reported on important multifocal necroinflammatory alterations found in the right ventricles from patients with fatal acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE).1 They correctly pointed out that the evidence for direct cellular injury they have found in the right ventricles from these patients may …

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