Effects of Aerobic Training Post-Myocardial-infarction on Hypertrophic Gene Expression in the Heart
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world, and one of the simplest measures that can be taken against it is aerobic exercise. Both exercise and a myocardial infarction (MI) can lead to hypertrophy of the heart. An MI leads to pathological growth, in contrast to the physiological growth caused by exercise. By examining the effects of training upon gene expression in the heart, we endeavor to understand how, and if, exercise may attenuate this response. To create a model system, C57BL/6J mice were obtained, and MIs were induced by surgically tying off the Left Anterior Descending ...
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