Global myocardial hypertrophy in conscious dogs with chronic elevation of plasma norepinephrine levels.

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Chronically elevated plasma norepinephrine is associated with many disease states in which myocardial hypertrophy is also found, yet whether the hypertrophy results from the hemodynamic actions of catecholamines or a trophic effect is still unknown. The goal of our study was to determine the extent of hypertrophy following 28 days of norepinephrine infusion… (More)

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