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In cardiac tissues, angiotensin II causes inotropic and chronotropic effects on the heart. It is indicated that the mechanism of the inotropic effect of angiotensin II is attributed to an increase in cytosolic free calcium ([Ca2+]i) in cardiomyocytes. However, increased [Ca2+]i should be restored to a physiological level because cumulative elevation in(More)
The surgical strategy in infants with mitral valve stenosis or atresia without diminutive ascending aorta remains to be established, including the potential for biventricular repair as a definitive operation. Our surgical experience of six infants with mitral valve stenosis (4 patients) or atresia (2 patients) without diminutive ascending aorta was(More)
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