Ability of the electrocardiogram to detect myocardial lesions in isoproterenol induced rat cardiomyopathy.

Resting electrocardiograms were recorded in 18 male adult rats injected subcutaneously with two doses of isoproterenol (200 mg.kg-1 body weight) 10 days before the animals were submitted to the ajmaline test (1 mg.kg-1 body weight iv). After the ajmaline test all rats were killed and the hearts examined histologically. Electrocardiographic changes were… CONTINUE READING