A role of fatty acid oxidation in cardiac hypertrophy.

Following a myocardial infarction the patient with a dilated heart is at greater risk for arrhythmias, congestive failure and sudden death. Studies of myocardial infarction in experimental animals have shown that, with infarcts involving up to 20% of the left ventricle, hypertrophy of surviving myocytes occurs and there are minimal hemodynamic changes… (More)