Direct monitoring pressure overload predicts cardiac hypertrophy in mice.

Abstract

Pressure overload (POL) is a classical model for studying cardiac hypertrophy, but there has been no direct measure of hemodynamics in a conscious ambulatory mouse model of POL. We used abdominal aortic constriction to produce POL and radiotelemetry to measure the blood pressure and heart rate for three weeks. The cardiac size correlated with the systolic… (More)

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