Regression of fibrosis and hypertrophy in failing myocardium following mechanical circulatory support Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Elective Surgical Procedures
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Patient Selection

abstract

  • These data demonstrate that long-term mechanical circulatory support significantly reduces collagen content and decreases myocyte size. We suggest that the reduction of fibrosis and hypertrophy observed may in part contribute to the recovery of cardiac function associated with long-term mechanical circulatory support.

publication date

  • April 25, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1053-2498(00)00321-1

PubMed ID

  • 11295584

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 457

end page

  • 64

volume

  • 20

number

  • 4