Impact of prolonged cardiac unloading on left ventricular mass and longitudinal myocardial performance: an experimental bed rest study in humans.

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OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the impact of prolonged circulatory unloading and subsequent left ventricular (LV) mass decrease on LV myocardial performance. Five-week head-down tilt (-6°) bed rest (HDTBR) was used as a model of prolonged circulatory unloading. METHODS Ten young healthy male volunteers (age 23 ± 2 years) were studied a day before and… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32833f5e01

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@article{Kozkov2011ImpactOP, title={Impact of prolonged cardiac unloading on left ventricular mass and longitudinal myocardial performance: an experimental bed rest study in humans.}, author={Michaela Koz{\'a}kov{\'a} and Emona Malshi and Carmela Morizzo and Stefano Pedri and Francesca Santini and Gianni Biolo and Massimo Pagani and Carlo Palombo}, journal={Journal of hypertension}, year={2011}, volume={29 1}, pages={137-43} }