Ultrastructural features of Adriamycin-induced skeletal and cardiac muscle toxicity.

In this study, the authors examined the effect of the anti-tumor agent Adriamycin, a known cardiotoxin, on mouse heart, diaphragm, and gastrocnemius muscle. Using an established model of Adriamycin cardiac toxicity, they found that 4 days after the intraperitoneal injection of 20 mg/kg of Adriamycin, characteristic heart lesions, including vacuolation of… CONTINUE READING