Physiological and pathological cardiac hypertrophy.

Abstract

The heart must continuously pump blood to supply the body with oxygen and nutrients. To maintain the high energy consumption required by this role, the heart is equipped with multiple complex biological systems that allow adaptation to changes of systemic demand. The processes of growth (hypertrophy), angiogenesis, and metabolic plasticity are critically… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2016.06.001

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