Pattern of cardiac fibrosis in rabbits periodically fed a magnesium-restricted diet and administered rare earth chloride through drinking water

@article{Kartha1998PatternOC,
  title={Pattern of cardiac fibrosis in rabbits periodically fed a magnesium-restricted diet and administered rare earth chloride through drinking water},
  author={Cheranellore Chandrasekharan Kartha and J. T. Eapen and C. Radhakumary and Vellappillil Raman Kutty and Kishin Ramani and Arthur Vijayan Lal},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={63},
  pages={19-30}
}
It has been postulated that causation of the tropical cardiomyopathy endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is linked to magnesium (Mg) deficiency and cardiac toxicity of the rare earth element cerium (Ce). The aim of the present study was to define the myocardial lesions in rabbits that were fed on Mg-restricted diet (70–80 ppm) periodically and were provided drinking water contaminated with rare earth chloride (1 g/L). Forty New Zealand white rabbits were divided into four groups following a 2 × 2… CONTINUE READING