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Research Article

Longstanding Hyperthyroidism Is Associated with Normal or Enhanced Intrinsic Cardiomyocyte Function despite Decline in Global Cardiac Function

  • Nathan Y. Weltman equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Nathan Y. Weltman, Dajun Wang

    Affiliation: Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America

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  • Dajun Wang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Nathan Y. Weltman, Dajun Wang

    Affiliation: Cardiovascular Research Center, Sanford Research/University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America

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  • Rebecca A. Redetzke,

    Affiliation: Cardiovascular Research Center, Sanford Research/University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America

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  • A. Martin Gerdes mail

    agerdes@nyit.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: October 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046655

About the Authors

Nathan Y. Weltman
Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America
Dajun Wang, Rebecca A. Redetzke
Cardiovascular Research Center, Sanford Research/University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America
A. Martin Gerdes
Department of Biomedical Sciences, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: agerdes@nyit.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NYW DW AMG. Performed the experiments: NYW DW RAR. Analyzed the data: NYW DW AMG. Wrote the paper: NYW. Edited and revised manuscript: AMG.