Biochemical mechanisms of hibernation and stunning in the human heart.


BACKGROUND Myocardial hibernation and stunning are characterized by depressed cardiac function in the presence of reduced or normal coronary blood flow. The underlying biochemical mechanisms are widely unknown and only limited data are available in human hearts. METHODS AND RESULTS Left ventricular transmural myocardial biopsies were obtained from normal… (More)


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@article{Lss2002BiochemicalMO, title={Biochemical mechanisms of hibernation and stunning in the human heart.}, author={Hartmut L{\"u}ss and Michael Sch{\"a}fers and Joachim Neumann and Dieter Hammel and Christian Vahlhaus and Hideo Baba and Frauke Janssen and Hans Heinrich Scheld and Otmar Schober and G{\"u}nter Breithardt and Wilhelm Schmitz and Thomas Wichter}, journal={Cardiovascular research}, year={2002}, volume={56 3}, pages={411-21} }