Because patients with hibernating or stunned myocardium can benefit from coronary angioplasty and coronary bypass graft procedures, it is important to differentiate between nonreversible necrosis and potentially viable myocardium.
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For comparison, human recombinant intact [cTnI.sub.1-209] and [cTnI.sub.1-192] [the primary cTnI degradation products observed in stunned myocardium from isolated rat hearts (4, 12, 13)] in human serum were resolved alongside each patient's samples.