Calcium-Antagonist Receptors in Cardiomyopathy

Martin J. Lohse, Harlan F. Weisman, Frederic L. Sax, John A. Wagner, James Porterfield, Charles L. Mcintosh, Myron L. Weisfeldt, Solomon H. Snyder, Stephen E. Epstein

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Abstract

To the Editor: Wagner et al. (March 23 issue)1 provide evidence for an association of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with an increased density of voltage-sensitive calcium channels in the heart. The mean (±SD) number of channels in atrial tissue, as assessed by binding of a calcium antagonist, was 299±108 fmol per milligram of protein in patients with other cardiac disorders and 397 ±104 fmol per milligram of protein in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. However, the authors may have overlooked an additional factor determining the number of binding sites for calcium antagonists: previous treatment with these drugs. In the group of patients with.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)686-687
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume321
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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