Cardiac muscles are striated whereas smooth muscles are unstriated
- Cardiac muscle cells are located in the walls of the heart, appear striated, and are under involuntary control.
- it performs coordinated contractions that allow your heart to pump blood through your circulatory system
- Smooth muscle fibres are located in walls of hollow visceral organs, except the heart, appear spindle-shaped, and are also under involuntary control. It consists of narrow spindle-shaped cells with a single, centrally located nucleus.
- Smooth muscle consists of two types: single-unit and multi-unit.