Contractile function and Ca2+ transport system of myocardium in ageing.


Experiments with animals with various species-specific life span (rats, rabbits, cats, dogs) and different models (in situ heart, isolated perfused heart, isolated papillary muscle) have proved the reduction of functional capacity of the ageing heart. Diversely directional age-dependent shifts have been established involving myocardial Ca2+ transport system… (More)