Heart failure reversed in Marfan mice

Added: 14.11.2017 16:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

Source: kids.britannica.com
Source: kids.britannica.com

In experiments with mice that have a rodent form of Marfan syndrome, researchers report that even modestly increasing stress on the animals' hearts -- at levels well-tolerated in normal mice -- can initiate heart failure. The findings revealed a novel cellular pathway in heart tissue that leads to heart failure and may serve as a model for a new standard of treatment for children with this aggressive form of Marfan syndrome.

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