Distinct load dependence of relaxation rate and diastolic function in Oryctolagus cuniculus and Ratus norvegicus

@article{CorreiaPinto2003DistinctLD,
  title={Distinct load dependence of relaxation rate and diastolic function in Oryctolagus cuniculus and Ratus norvegicus},
  author={Jorge Correia-Pinto and Tiago Henriques-Coelho and S.-M. Oliveira and Adelino F Leite-Moreira},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2003},
  volume={173},
  pages={401-407}
}
This study investigated potential differences on load dependence of relaxation rate and diastolic function between Oryctolagus cuniculus and Ratus norvegicus, which have constitutive differences in the mechanisms involved in myocardial inactivation. Load dependence of relaxation rate and diastolic function were evaluated with the response of left ventricular time constant τ and diastolic pressure-dimension relation to beat-to-beat aortic constrictions in open-chest rabbits and rats. Afterload… CONTINUE READING