Simulated autopsy conditions. All heart samples were initially placed in a 37°C incubator that was then turned off and allowed to cool ~1°C/hr to reach room temperature ~12 hours later. Thereafter, to simulate cold and warm-24 hour autolysis tissue harvesting conditions, some hearts were cooled at 2-3°C/hr (to 4°C) (blue line) and others were left at room temperature (red line).
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