Myocardial Catecholamines and Inotropic Response in Heart Muscle Disease

  • P. M. Seferovič
  • R. Maksimovič
  • A. Ristič
  • S. Stepanovič
  • M. Ostojič
  • V. Kanjuh
  • D. Seferovič
  • S. Simeunovič
  • J. D. Vasilevič
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It is widely accepted that both humoral and tissue alterations of sympathetic nervous system activity exist in various heart muscle diseases, including in idiopathic dilated (IDC) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). In particular, there is increasing evidence that myocardial catecholamines may be important determinants of natural history, pathophysiology and prognosis of these patients.


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Idiopathic Dilate Cardiomyopathy Inotropic Response Plasma Norepinephrine Concentration Left Ventricular Ejection Frac 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Seferovič
  • R. Maksimovič
  • A. Ristič
  • S. Stepanovič
  • M. Ostojič
  • V. Kanjuh
  • D. Seferovič
  • S. Simeunovič
  • J. D. Vasilevič

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