Timo Heidt et al.
Circulation research, 115(2), 284-295 (2014-05-03)
Macrophages populate the steady-state myocardium. Previously, all macrophages were thought to arise from monocytes; however, it emerged that, in several organs, tissue-resident macrophages may self-maintain through local proliferation. Our aim was to study the contribution of monocytes to cardiac-resident macrophages