Reduced mechanical efficiency of rat papillary muscle related to degree of hypertrophy of cardiomyocytes.

Isolated rat papillary muscles of the right ventricle were used to discover the origin of reduced myocardial efficiency in chronic heart failure. Right ventricular hypertrophy was induced by monocrotaline injection, causing pulmonary hypertension. Control (n = 7) and hypertrophied (n = 11) papillary muscles were subjected to sinusoidal length changes at 37… CONTINUE READING