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The effects of disopyramide phosphate on early post-coronary artery ligation dysrhythmias and on epicardial ST-segment elevation in anaesthetized dogs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  465877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1 The antidysrhythmic, haemodynamic and metabolic effects of intravenously administered disopyramide phosphate (1 to 5 mg/kg) have been studied in greyhounds, anaesthetized with trichloroethylene. 2 In doses of 2.5 and 5.0 mg/kg, disopyramide significantly reduced the ventricular dysrhythmias that occur in the initial 30-min period following acute coronary artery ligation. None of the disopyramide-treated animals developed ventricular fibrillations. 3 The metabolic consequences of coronary artery ligation, assessed by local coronary venous sampling from the ischaemic area, were not modified by disopyramide except that K+ egress was prevented. 4 There was evidence for substantial disopyramide-induced myocardial depression (decreased cardiac output and left ventricular dP/drmax with elevated ventricular filling pressure and pulmonary oedema and shunting) and it is suggested that great care be taken when the drug is administered intravenously in conditions where cardiac function is already compromised. Disopyramide also reduced myocardial blood flow. 5 In chloralose-anaesthetized mongrel dogs, disopyramide (2.5 mg/kg) significantly reduced the ST-segment elevation (assessed from epicardial recordings) that resulted from short (3 min) coronary artery occlusions. This could indicate a reduction in the extent and severity of myocardial injury or simply reflect decreased K+ efflux (since locally administered K+ itself increased ST-segment elevation).
R J Marshall; J R Parratt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of pharmacology     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0007-1188     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-26     Completed Date:  1979-10-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502536     Medline TA:  Br J Pharmacol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Coronary Vessels / physiology*
Disopyramide / pharmacology*
Heart / drug effects,  physiology*
Heart Rate / drug effects
Heart Ventricles / drug effects
Myocardial Contraction / drug effects*
Potassium / metabolism
Pyridines / pharmacology*
Ventricular Function
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pyridines; 3737-09-5/Disopyramide; 7440-09-7/Potassium

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