Induction of cardiac hypertrophy by a controlled reproducible sutureless aortocaval shunt in the mouse.

Much of the understanding about the pathophysiological responses to chronic cardiac overload has been gained by the use of rat and dog models of aortocaval fistula (ACF). The use of a similar model in genetically manipulated mice may further elucidate the molecular mechanisms in these responses. The only reports about ACF in mice to date have applied a… CONTINUE READING