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      Reduction of Myocardial Infarct Size by the Calcium Antagonist FR 7534

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          This study was conducted to determine the effect of FR 7534, a light-stable derivative of nifedipine on hemodynamics, coronary collateral blood flow and myocardial infarct size in the anesthetized dog. Myocardial infarction was produced by a 2-hour occlusion and reperfusion of the distal third of the left anterior descending coronary artery in control dogs, FR 7534-treated dogs and FR 7534-treated dogs with a constant aortic blood pressure. FR 7534 alone produced significant decreases in heart rate and mean aortic blood pressure, however, no change in collateral blood flow of central ischemic zones was observed. On the other hand, when aortic blood pressure was held constant, FR 7534 produced a significant increase in coronary collateral blood flow. With or without a constant aortic perfusion pressure, FR 7534 significantly reduced infarct size as compared to control experiments (33.5 to 4.3 and 7.5% of the area at risk infarcted, respectively). The present results demonstrate the efficacy of a new calcium antagonist, FR 7534, to protect ischemic myocardium with or without a change in oxygen supply via the coronary collateral circulation.

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          S. Karger AG
          07 November 2008
          : 68
          : 3
          : 146-160
          Departments of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisc., USA
          173276 Cardiology 1981;68:146–160
          © 1981 S. Karger AG, Basel

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