Detection of age of Myocardial infarct

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Coagulative necrosis:

Age of infarct: 4-12 hours

Neutrophilic infiltrate:

Age of infarct: 1-3 days

Macrophage infiltrate:

Age of infarct: 7-10 days (macrophages clear the necrosed myocytes)

Granulation tissue:

Age of infarct: 10-14 days (characterized by abundance of capillaries)

Dense fibrotic scar:

Age of infarct: Beyond 2 weeks.

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