Mast Cells Are the Trigger of Small Vessel Disease and Diastolic Dysfunction in Diabetic Obese Mice
We used leptin receptor deficient (Leprdb/db) female mice, a recognized model of diastolic dysfunction.
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is a major health care issue which has been difficult to manage to date, due to its complex and not well understood pathophysiology. Specifically, if a wealth of literature focuses on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction cardiac component, very little information can be found on its vascular component. Our goal is to unravel the critical role of cardiac small vessel disease in the pathophysiology of diastolic dysfunction.
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