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Effect of captopril and enalapril on left ventricular geometry, function and collagen during healing after anterior and inferior myocardial infarction in a dog model.
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PMID:  7759729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This study compared the effects of captopril and enalapril on left ventricular geometry, function and mass and on scar collagen and topography during healing after anterior and inferior myocardial infarction in a canine model. BACKGROUND: The beneficial effect of prolonged angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy on remodeling during healing after myocardial infarction might be greater in anterior than inferior infarcts and more effective with captopril than enalapril therapy. METHODS: The effects of 6 weeks of therapy with captopril (50 mg twice a day), enalapril (2.5 mg twice a day) or placebo on in vivo variables of left ventricular remodeling, function and mass (by echocardiography), hemodynamic function, postmortem topography (by planimetry) and collagen (hydroxyproline levels) were studied in 36 instrumented dogs randomized to receive therapy 48 h after left anterior descending or left circumflex coronary artery occlusion. RESULTS: Compared with placebo therapy, both captopril and enalapril decreased infarct expansion and thinning, progressive ventricular dilation, ventricular mass and asynergy and infarct collagen levels in anterior and inferior infarcts. Despite similar small scar sizes, the effects on remodeling and dysfunction were greater in anterior than inferior infarcts. In addition, captopril produced greater attenuation of infarct expansion and ventricular enlargement, greater improvement in volume ejection fraction and less decrease in infarct collagen levels than enalapril. CONCLUSIONS: On balance, captopril and enalapril attenuated left ventricular remodeling and preserved function in small anterior and inferior infarcts despite differences in the effects of the drugs on individual remodeling variables. Further studies will be needed to determine whether inhibition of infarct collagen might be harmful, or differences between captopril and enalapril therapy important, in large transmural infarctions.
B I Jugdutt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-23     Completed Date:  1995-06-23     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1718-25     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Captopril / pharmacology*
Collagen / drug effects
Enalapril / pharmacology*
Hemodynamics / drug effects
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Myocardial Infarction / complications,  drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Systole / drug effects*
Time Factors
Ventricular Function, Left / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
62571-86-2/Captopril; 75847-73-3/Enalapril; 9007-34-5/Collagen

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