Cardiac hypertrophy: synergistic effects of pericardiectomy and mild exercise in rats.

@article{Cooksey1975CardiacHS,
  title={Cardiac hypertrophy: synergistic effects of pericardiectomy and mild exercise in rats.},
  author={J D Cooksey and H A Bomze},
  journal={Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  year={1975},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={559-61}
}
Removal of the pericardium in combination with a mild exercise program of swimming resulted in a significant increase in heart weight and heart weight/body weight ratio of young rats. Either exercise or pericardiectomy alone did not significantly alter these parameters as compared to the control group of rats. This finding further substantiates the… CONTINUE READING