, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 214–216 | Cite as

Ventricular fibrillation threshold during acute ischemia in hypertrophied rat hearts

  • T. Kohya
  • S. Kimura
  • R. J. Myerburg
  • A. L. Bassett
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Ventricular fibrillation threshold was significantly lower in hypertrophied hearts than in normal hearts. Ischemia produced by coronary occlusion reduced fibrillation threshold in both normal and hypertrophied hearts, but the maximum reduction in fibrillation theshold was observed earlier in hypertrophied hearts.

Key words

Ventricular fibrillation threshold cardiac hypertrophy pressure overload ischemia 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kohya
    • 1
  • S. Kimura
    • 1
  • R. J. Myerburg
    • 1
  • A. L. Bassett
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pharmacology and MedicineUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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