Alterations of intracellular calcium homeostasis and myocardial energetics in acute adriamycin-induced heart failure.

To elucidate the mechanism of acute contractile failure induced by adriamycin, the intracellular concentrations of free calcium ([Ca2+]i) and energy-related phosphate compounds were determined in isolated ferret hearts. The time-averaged [Ca2+]i was measured at 10 min resolution using fluorine nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and the NMR… CONTINUE READING