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Author Eapen, J. T. ♦ Kartha, C. C. ♦ Valiathan, M. S.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Biological Trace Element Research
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Cardiology
Abstract The geochemical hypothesis on endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) links causation of the disease to increased levels of cerium in the heart. Since cardiac tissues are not easily accessible from patients, we explored whether cerium can be detected in the serum using neutron activation analysis (NAA). Cerium levels in serum of EMF patients were significantly elevated (p < 0.05) compared to controls.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 59
Issue Number 40911
Page Count 4
Starting Page 41
Ending Page 44