Recent studies call into question the necessity of hypertrophic growth of the heart as a "compensatory" response to hemodynamic stress. These findings, coupled with recent progress in dissecting the molecular bases of hypertrophy, raise the prospect of suppressing hypertrophy without provoking circulatory insufficiency. In this article, we focus on signaling pathways that hold promise as potential targets for therapeutic intervention. We also summarize observations from animal models and clinical trials that suggest benefit from an antihypertrophic strategy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 6 2004|
- Heart failure
- Signal transduction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine