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Excessive thyroid hormone induces cardiac hypertrophy and promotes heart failure in patients with hyperthyroidism, but the mechanism remains elusive. Rats were orally administered with levothyroxine (100 microg/kg, T(4)) for 4 weeks to induce hyperthyroidism. The calculated stroke volume decreased and the shortening amplitude-frequency relationship in(More)
We hypothesized that the extent of frequency-dependent acceleration of relaxation (FDAR) would be less than that of isoproterenol-(ISO-)dependent acceleration of relaxation (IDAR) at the same increment of heart rates, and ISO may improve FDAR. Cardiac function and phosphorylation of PLB and cTnI were compared in pacing, ISO treatment, and combined pacing(More)
The elevated plasma level of thyroxin and/or triiodothyronine in hyperthyroidism not only induces a transition from the innervated slow-twitch muscle fibers to fast-twitch fibers, but also changes the contractile function in transition muscle fibers. So the muscle weakness of thyrotoxic myopathy would relate to alteration in fatigability of tetanic(More)
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