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Comparison in anesthetized dogs of the anti-aggregatory and hemodynamic effects of prostacyclin and a chemically stable prostacyclin analog, 6a-carba-PGI2 (carbacyclin).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6992235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The intravascular anti-aggregatory and systemic and hemodynamic effects of prostacyclin and carbacyclin were compared by intravenous infusion in pentabarbital anesthetized dogs. Ten times as much carbacyclin was needed to produce comparable inhibition of platelet aggregation in the lumen of partially obstructed circumflex coronary arteries. These doses of carbacyclin caused similar decreases in total peripheral resistance as equi-effective anti-aggregatory doses of prostacyclin. There was a trend for the decrease in blood pressure with carbacyclin to be less than that produced by equi-effective anti-aggregatory doses of prostacyclin because carbacyclin caused somewhat greater increases in cardiac output. Changes in heart rate were similar with both substances. During carbacyclin and prostacyclin infusion resistance in normal (unobstructed) coronary arteries decreased. Both substances had comparable effects on pulmonary vascular resistance, right atrial pressure and left ventricular dp/dt at equivalent anti-aggregatory doses both before and after atropine (1 mg/kg) and hexamethonium (5 mg/kg). During 5 to 6 hour infusions of carbacyclin there was no evidence of desensitization of dog platelets to the anti-aggregatory activity. These results show that carbacyclin has a similar spectrum of activity as prostacyclin and is about one-tenth as potent.
J W Aiken; R J Shebuski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prostaglandins     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0090-6980     ISO Abbreviation:  Prostaglandins     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-28     Completed Date:  1980-08-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320271     Medline TA:  Prostaglandins     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Cardiac Output / drug effects
Coronary Vessels / physiology
Epoprostenol / pharmacology*
Heart Rate / drug effects
Hemodynamics / drug effects*
Platelet Aggregation / drug effects*
Prostaglandins / pharmacology*
Prostaglandins, Synthetic / pharmacology*
Regional Blood Flow / drug effects
Vascular Resistance / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Prostaglandins; 0/Prostaglandins, Synthetic; 35121-78-9/Epoprostenol

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