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      Mechanical stress concealed force enhancement and ionic transient membrane potential and metabolism in akinesia of stress cardiomyopathy

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            Stress cardiomyopathy is a unique heart syndrome that is characterized by reversible left ventricular apical wall motion abnormalities and is commonly known as Takotsubo syndrome. In transient left ventricular apical ballooning, myocardium lengthening stress is in a high energy-demand state. The increased passive tension and force enhancement conducted asynergically are associated with severe hypokinesis on the ventricular wall and reduced the blood ejection fraction. Ventricular myocardial deformation and global longitudinal strain have significant mechanotemporal alteration characteristics. Membrane potential dominant mechanisms related to akinesia are considered from multiple effects of variation of calcium transients, myocardium metabolism, which is relative to the ST segment lift in an ECG, and in the weakness of contraction of the ventricular muscle. Ventricular filling, not pressure,-determine the strengthening from stretching; thus, in stress cardiomyopathy, ventricular apical ballooning (takotsubo-shaped ventricle) strengthens the mechanical stress on the wall. Muscle fiber tolerance of lengthening is a high energy consumption process. Ventricular apical akinesia further aggravates passive tension. Depleted ATP and high inorganic phosphate inhibit Ca 2+-activated development, terminates the crossbridge detachment process in its early stage, and facilitates the occurrence of myogenic force enhancement. Comprehensive analysis of the above mechanisms, in lengthening stress, increased cardiac fibers energy demand, and Ca 2+ transient variation interruption of the diastolic cycle, delayed the onset of systole and aggravated the occurrence of apical ballooning in stress cardiomyopathy.


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            ScienceOpen Preprints
            22 September 2022
            [1 ] Department of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Hainan Medical University
            [2 ] Laboratory of Extreme Environment Sports Medicine, Hainan Medical University
            [3 ] Postgraduation Department, Hainan Medical University
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            Hainan province undergraduate student innovation and entrepreneurship training program, China S202111810011, S202111810024

            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
            Cardiovascular Medicine
            apical ballooning,mechanical stretch,Ca2+ transient,energy consumption


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