Durante occlusione coronarica sperimentale la dobutamina rallenta ulteriormente la costante di tempo del rilasciamento isovolumetrico.

Translated title of the contribution: During experimental coronary occlusion dobutamine further slows down the time constant of isovolumetric relaxation

S. Perlini, T. E. Meyer, L. Bernardi, P. Soldà, A. Calciati, G. Finardi, P. Foëx

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Abstract

It has been shown that the time constant (tau) of isovolumic left ventricular (LV) pressure fall is shortened by beta-adrenergic stimulation, possibly reflecting enhanced myocardial relaxation and improved uniformity within the LV wall. Conversely, acute regional ischaemia , slows tau due to mechanical nonuniformity between the nonischaemic and the ischaemic regions. In order to assess the effect of inotropic stimulation on LV pressure fall during acute regional ischaemia, 7 anaesthetized dogs (16 +/- 2 kg) were instrumented with LV and aortic micromanometers. Sonomicrometers were implanted in the areas supplied by the left circumflex and anterior descending arteries to monitor subendocardial segment length (L). After baseline recordings, acute regional ischaemia was induced by 60 s occlusion of the proximal circumflex artery. After a 30 min recovery, the same was repeated during dobutamine infusion (5 micrograms/kg/min). In order to derive tau from heart beats with comparable end-systolic pressures, a caval occlusion run was performed at each stage. The % systolic bulging of the ischaemic zone was defined as: (maximal L--end-diastolic L)/end-diastolic L x 100. The fitting of the exponential model used to derive tau was always good (r > or = 0.99). At comparable end-systolic pressures, tau was increased by acute regional ischaemia (36 +/- 2 versus 32 +/- 2 ms, p <0.01) and reduced by dobutamine infusion (27 +/- 2 versus 32 +/- 2 ms, p <0.01).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

Translated title of the contributionDuring experimental coronary occlusion dobutamine further slows down the time constant of isovolumetric relaxation
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)33-39
Number of pages7
JournalCardiologia
Volume39
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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