The end of the unique myocardial band: part II. Clinical and functional considerations

David H MacIver, John B Partridge, Peter Agger, Robert Stephenson, Bastiaan J D Boukens, Camilla Omann, Jonathan C Jarvis, Henggui Zhang

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Two of the leading concepts of mural ventricular architecture are the unique myocardial band and the myocardial mesh model. We have described, in an accompanying article published in this journal, how the anatomical, histological and high-resolution computed tomographic studies strongly favour the latter concept. We now extend the argument to describe the linkage between mural architecture and ventricular function in both health and disease. We show that clinical imaging by echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging, and electrophysiological studies, all support the myocardial mesh model. We also provide evidence that the unique myocardial band model is not compatible with much of scientific research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-128
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Early online date25 Sept 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.


  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
  • Heart Ventricles/anatomy & histology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Myocardium
  • Ventricular Function


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