Protective effects of propranolol on the exercise-induced reduction of blood flow in arteriopathic patients

G. Brevetti, M. Chiariello, F. Rengo, G. Lavecchia, G. Paudice, M. Condorelli

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Abstract

The vascular steal phenomenon, that is, the shunting of blood from ischemic to normally perfused areas, is commonly observed during exercise in the affected limbs of patients with peripheral arterial insufficiency. Propranolol was administered to 18 arteriopathic patients before the exercise to ascertain whether the reverse situation can be induced. The results indicate that before propranolol administration, Jantsch's index (used to quantify the plethysmographic waves) decreased from 0.53 ± 0.05 to 0.33 ± 0.04 (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696-702
Number of pages7
JournalAngiology
Volume30
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1979

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Brevetti, G., Chiariello, M., Rengo, F., Lavecchia, G., Paudice, G., & Condorelli, M. (1979). Protective effects of propranolol on the exercise-induced reduction of blood flow in arteriopathic patients. Angiology, 30(10), 696-702.