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What Is the Clinical Significance of Ventricular Mural Antagonism?

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Paul P. Lunkenheimer, Peter Niederer, Robert S. Stephenson, Klaus Redmann, Randas V. Batista, Morten Smerup, Robert H. Anderson

The concept of ventricular mural antagonism has been introduced recently, where the main constrictive forces in the ventricular myocardium are complemented by a dilatory force component. Lunkenheimer and colleagues provide evidence for the radial force underlying this dilatory component, and they highlight its role in healthy and diseased myocardium.

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