Oxidative stress and cardiac hypertrophy: a review.

  title={Oxidative stress and cardiac hypertrophy: a review.},
  author={Subir Kumar Maulik and Santosh Kumar},
  journal={Toxicology mechanisms and methods},
  volume={22 5},
Cardiac hypertrophy (CH) is an adaptive response of the heart to pressure overload. It is a common pathological feature in the natural course of some major cardiovascular diseases, like, hypertension and myocardial infarction. Cardiac hypertrophy is strongly associated with an increased risk of heart failure and sudden cardiac death. The complex and dynamic pathophysiological mechanisms of CH has been the focus of intense scientific investigation, in an effort to design preventive and curative… CONTINUE READING