What is the difference between striated smooth and cardiac muscle?
The main difference is that striated (skeletal) muscle is voluntary and cardiac and smooth (visceral) are involuntary.
Both cardiac and skeletal muscle are forms of striated muscle. Cardiac muscle is an involuntary form of striated muscle, however. Microscopically, cardiac muscle fibers are branched, with intercalated discs between an individual cell and its neighbors, while skeletal muscle cells are not branched and do not have intercalated discs.