Morphometry of exercise-induced right ventricular hypertrophy in the rat.

@article{Anversa1983MorphometryOE,
  title={Morphometry of exercise-induced right ventricular hypertrophy in the rat.},
  author={Piero Anversa and V. Levick{\'y} and Cesare Beghi and S. L. McDonald and Yutaka Kikkawa},
  journal={Circulation research},
  year={1983},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={57-64}
}
In our morphometric study of the effects of exercise on the heart, male Wistar-Kyoto rats at 5 weeks of age were subjected daily to a moderate treadmill running program that lasted for 7 weeks. The heart responded to physical conditioning by different magnitudes of tissue growth of the right (22%) and left (7%) ventricular myocardium, the latter change not statistically significant. The increase in right ventricular volume was associated with a 25% enlargement of ventricular area, a 26% average… CONTINUE READING