Inefficient energy utilization in chronic cardiac failure. Studies on the isolated, normal and chronically failing human ventricular myocardium

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Myocardial mechanics and oxygen consumption were measured on the isolated human left ventricular myocardium of patients with and without chronic failure of the left side of the heart. Cardiac mechanics were depressed in the chronically failing myocardium whereas the oxygen consumption was not. When related to equal fractions of tension development, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01732465

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