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Scar thinning due to ibuprofen administration after experimental myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  6829446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although much attention has been directed toward interventions which reduce myocardial infarct size, the effect of such agents on the healing phase of myocardial infarction is not well understood. The present study examines the effect of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent ibuprofen, previously demonstrated to be able to reduce infarct size, and of aspirin on the healing of experimentally produced myocardial infarcts. Thirty-nine anesthetized, open-chest dogs were subjected to proximal left anterior descending coronary artery occlusions for 6 weeks. Four groups of dogs were studied: (1) a control (untreated) group: (2) ibuprofen, 12.5 mg/kg intravenously 15 minutes and 6, 12, 18, and 24 hours after occlusion (high dose); (3) ibuprofen, 12.5 mg/kg intravenously 15 minutes and 3 hours after occlusion (low dose); (4) aspirin, 30 mg/kg intravenously 15 minutes and 3 hours after occlusion. The average thickness of the transmural scar and of the noninfarcted left ventricular wall was determined from multiple measurements of formalin-fixed left ventricular slices. The ratio of transmural scar to noninfarcted wall thickness was determined. In control animals the ratio was 0.87 with only 1 of 15 animals having a ratio less than 0.60. High-dose ibuprofen-treated animals had an average ratio of 0.59 (difference not significant [NS] compared with control values), with 6 of 9 animals having a ratio less than 0.60 (p less than 0.02 compared with control values). Low-dose ibuprofen-treated animals had an average ratio of 0.66 (p less than 0.05 compared with control values), with 4 of 8 animals having a ratio less than 0.60 (p = NS compared with control values). In the aspirin-treated animals, the ratio was 0.88 (p = NS compared with control values), with 0 of 7 animals having a ratio less than 0.60 (p = NS compared with control values). Although 1 of 22 animals had ratios less than 0.60 in the control and aspirin groups, 10 of 17 had ratios less than 0.60 in the ibuprofen-treated groups (p less than 0.001). Scars in treated animals did not differ from those in control animals histologically or by analysis of hydroxyproline content per unit weight. Thus, ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent which reduces infarct size, is shown to increase the incidence of scar thinning after myocardial infarction.
E J Brown; R A Kloner; F J Schoen; H Hammerman; S Hale; E Braunwald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-07     Completed Date:  1983-04-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  877-83     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aspirin / therapeutic use
Hydroxyproline / metabolism
Ibuprofen / therapeutic use*
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*,  metabolism,  pathology
Myocardium / metabolism,  pathology*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
15687-27-1/Ibuprofen; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 51-35-4/Hydroxyproline

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