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Plication of the free wall of the left ventricle in dogs with doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy
Objective - To evaluate plication of the free wall of the left ventricle, which reduces the left ventricular area and volume, as a method to improve the left ventricular systolic function without cardiopulmonary bypass. ...
Heart failure-induced skeletal myopathy in spontaneously hypertensive rats
Background: Although skeletal muscle atrophy and changes in myosin heavy chain (MyHC) isoforms have often been observed during heart failure, their pathophysiological mechanisms are not completely defined. In this study ...
Waist circumference, but not body mass index, is a predictor of ventricular remodeling after anterior myocardial infarction
Objective: The impact of obesity on ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) is still poorly understood. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the role of waist circumference (WC) and body mass ...
Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) is an important cause of heart failure as it is potentially reversible after ventricular rate control. A 66-year-old hypertensive woman presented with a 15-day history of tachycardia, ...
Improved systolic ventricular function with normal myocardial mechanics in compensated cardiac hypertrophy
There still controversy about the relation between changes in myocardial contractile function and global left ventricular (LV) performance during stable concentric hypertrophy. To clarify this, we analyzed LV function in ...
Ventricular Systolic Reserve in Asymptomatic Children Previously Treated With Low Doses of Anthracyclines
Doppler echocardiography has been used for the diagnosis of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. However, few data are available that include asymptomatic children previously treated with a low cumulative dose of this ...