Under the Microscope: Cardiac Muscle

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This episode of Under the microscope focuses on Cardiac Muscle.  This muscle is only found in the heart and requires coordinated contractions to allow for the pumping through the heart into the respective parts of the body.

Interestingly unlike other tissues, cardiac muscle need and rely on available blood and electrical supply to remove waste products such as carbon dioxide from the cells as well as to deliver oxygen and nutrients.

 

How it was taken:

All of my “under the microscope” images are taken in a similar manner, and using the below equipment. In this case, focus stacking was conducted by capturing a video of the subject as I move through the planes of focus, and then software pulled the images out of that video and focus stacked them into the images below;

 

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