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Regional myocardial function in the presence of coronary artery stenosis and inotropic intervention: a case for myocardial hibernation?
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PMID:  2400115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of an inotropic intervention on regional myocardial function in the presence of a significant stenosis in a coronary artery. During 0.5% halothane anesthesia, intravenous dobutamine (2.5 and 5 was administered to eight pigs. A critical constriction was applied to the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery and regional myocardial function was determined with the end-systolic pressure-length relationship in the area of distribution of the LAD and left circumflex coronary artery. Infusion of dobutamine was associated with an increase in the end-systolic pressure-length relationship in the left circumflex coronary artery region from 31.81 +/- 7.87 to 81.03 +/- 21.43 mm (X +/- SEM, P = 0.005), whereas function in the LAD coronary artery region did not change significantly (21.78 +/- 3.97 to 21.97 +/- 6.91 mm, P = 0.124). Regional stroke work in the left circumflex coronary artery distribution area increased from 124.38 +/- 24.04 to 222.00 +/- 37.83 mm during the administration of 5 dobutamine (P = 0.0125). In the LAD coronary artery area, regional stroke work remained at baseline values. Once the constriction was released, the end-systolic pressure-length relationship in the LAD artery segment increased from 21.97 +/- 2.45 to 35.36 +/- 4.55 mm (P = 0.121). These results suggest that hibernation develops in the myocardial segment supplied by a stenotic coronary artery.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
A Coetzee; P Fourie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-18     Completed Date:  1990-10-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-33     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Stellenbosch Medical School, Tygerberg, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Constriction, Pathologic
Coronary Disease / etiology,  physiopathology*
Dobutamine / pharmacology*
Heart Rate / physiology
Myocardial Contraction / drug effects*,  physiology
Stimulation, Chemical
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