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Abnormal cardiac morphology, function and energy metabolism in the dystrophic mdx mouse: an MRI and MRS study.

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Patients with muscular dystrophy have abnormal cardiac function and decreased high-energy phosphate metabolism. Here, we have determined whether the 8 month old mdx mouse, an animal model of muscular dystrophy, also has abnormal cardiac function and energetics. In vivo cardiac MRI revealed 33% and 104% larger right ventricular end-diastolic and end-systolic volumes, respectively, and 17% lower right ventricular ejection fractions in mdx mice compared with controls. Evidence of left ventricula...

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10.1016/j.yjmcc.2008.09.125

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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Journal:
Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology
Volume:
45
Issue:
6
Pages:
754-760
Publication date:
2008-12-01
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EISSN:
1095-8584
ISSN:
0022-2828
Source identifiers:
104950

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