Ultrastructural changes of a biopsied myocardium were observed by transmission electron microscopy in a patient with cardiomyopathy secondary to systemic triglyceride storage disease with Jordans' anomaly. There were many lipid droplets in the cardiocytes, and lipofuscin and mitochondria were increased. The volume fraction of myofibrils in the cardiocytes decreased because of an abundance of lipid droplets and mitochondriosis. Myocardial contractility may have been reduced by myofibrillar scarcity and low energy production resulting from an abnormality in the metabolism of fatty acids in the cardiocytes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Molecular Biology