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Depression is diagnosed in 15-30% of patients following myocardial infarction (MI) and this may also be observed in the rat. We measured the effects of the antidepressant sertraline on behavioural and biochemical events following MI in a rat model. Following surgery, MI rats and sham controls were treated with sertraline (10 mg/kg, i.p.) or saline.(More)
Reperfused myocardial infarction induces an inflammatory response that is responsible for local and systemic alterations. Among these, apoptosis observed in the amygdala following myocardial infarction has been pointed out as a consequence of such an inflammatory process. We hypothesized that inhibition of the inducible inflammatory enzyme Cox-2 during the(More)
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