Gender-Based Differences in Cardiac Remodeling and ILK Expression after Myocardial Infarction

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BACKGROUND Gender can influence post-infarction cardiac remodeling. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether gender influences left ventricular (LV) remodeling and integrin-linked kinase (ILK) after myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS Female and male Wistar rats were assigned to one of three groups: sham, moderate MI (size: 20-39% of LV area), and large MI (size… (More)

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