Cellular mechanisms in congestive heart failure.

  title={Cellular mechanisms in congestive heart failure.},
  author={Arnold M. Katz},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={62 2},
There is substantial, although not yet conclusive, evidence that the failing heart is in an energy-depleted state. Such an imbalance between energy production and energy utilization would have important implications for the management of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), most important of which is that therapeutic measures that increase myocardial energy demand could have long-term detrimental effects on the heart. By increasing energy expenditure, vasoconstrictors and positive… CONTINUE READING

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