Maximum rate of tension fall during isometric relaxation at end-systolic fiber length in canine papillary muscle.

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We measured the characteristics of the decline in tension during isometric relaxation of canine papillary muscle. In the intact heart, relaxation begins with the isovolumic phase, but in experiments on papillary muscle previously reported the isotonic phase preceded the isometric phase during the course of relaxation. In our experiments, however, the… (More)

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@article{Tamiya1977MaximumRO, title={Maximum rate of tension fall during isometric relaxation at end-systolic fiber length in canine papillary muscle.}, author={Kazuhiro Tamiya and S. Kikkawa and Atsuko Gunji and M. Hori and Yoshio Sakurai}, journal={Circulation research}, year={1977}, volume={40 6}, pages={584-9} }