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Diminished responses to nifedipine imply severe end-organ damage in spontaneously hypertensive rats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16306810     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was designed to investigate the effect of end-organ damage (EOD), the initial blood pressure levels, and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) on the blood pressure-lowering effect of nifedipine in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). Nifedipine was intravenously administered at a dose of 1 mg/kg. BP was continuously recorded in the conscious state before and after nifedipine administration. BRS was determined before drug administration. Two days after the blood pressure (BP) recording, rats were killed for organ-damage evaluation. Univariate correlation analysis showed that BP changes induced by nifedipine injection were negatively correlated with EOD score and aortic weight/length but positively correlated with left kidney weight/body weight and basal BP levels. Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis demonstrated that increase in overall end-organ damage was most significantly related to the decrease in hypotensive effect of nifedipine; increase in aortic hypertrophy was also related to a decreased fall in systolic and diastolic BP induced by nifedipine, whereas increase in initial BP levels was associated with increased hypotensive effect of nifedipine. In conclusion, the severity of overall EOD contributed more than basal BP levels to the diminished responses to nifedipine, and aortic hypertrophy was also involved in diminished drug responses.
Li-Hua Lu; He-Hui Xie; Guo-Jun Cai; Fu-Ming Shen; Ding-Feng Su
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0160-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-24     Completed Date:  2005-12-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902492     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Pharmacol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  836-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmacology, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology*
Baroreflex / drug effects
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Body Weight / drug effects
Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use*
Hypertension / drug therapy*,  pathology
Kidney / pathology*
Nifedipine / therapeutic use*
Organ Size / drug effects
Rats, Inbred SHR
Regression Analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium Channel Blockers; 21829-25-4/Nifedipine

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