Sci Rep 2022 04 19;12(1):6422. Epub 2022 Apr 19.
Institute of Cardiology of Rio Grande do Sul/University Foundation of Cardiology (IC/FUC), Av. Princesa Isabel, 370, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
To evaluate the effect of preventive aerobic exercise training on sympathovagal function, cardiac function, and DNA repair capacity in a preclinical model of doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiomyopathy. Forty male Wistar-Kyoto rats were allocated into four groups (n = 10/group): D (DOX-treated) and C (controls) remained sedentary, and DT (DOX-trained) and CT (control-trained) performed aerobic training 4 days/week, during 4 weeks before exposure to DOX (4 mg/kg/week during 4 weeks) or saline solution. We evaluated cardiac function (echocardiography), hemodynamic and sympathovagal modulation (artery-femoral cannulation), cardiac troponin T levels, and DNA repair capacity (comet assay). Read More