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      Beneficial Effects of Cloricromene in Ischemic Reperf used Myocardium

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          Cloricromene (Clo) has been used to prevent myocardial damage after transient occlusion of the circumflex coronary artery (Cx). Twenty rabbits were injected for 4 days with a single dose of Clo (0.25 mg/kg i.v.) or placebo. On the 5th day, the Cx was occluded, and Clo (6.4 µg/kg/min) or placebo was continuously infused. After 50 min, the occlusion was removed and after 20 min of reperfusion, the rabbits were sacrificed. In the placebo group, all rabbits showed marked ST segment changes and severe ischemic arrhythmias (6/10 animals). In 5 of them, ventricular fibrillation was followed by death. In the Clo group smaller ST segment elevations were observed, and in 2 rabbits ventricular fibrillation spontaneously reversed as did ST segment elevations. A significant reduction of the necrotic area was also observed in the Clo group by postmortem examination.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1994
          1994
          18 November 2008
          : 84
          : 4-5
          : 284-291
          Affiliations
          aCardiopsis and Seccion Medicina, Experimental, Hospital, Fernandez, and bCIM-Ilaimus, Universidad del, Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina; cFidia Research Laboratories, Abano Terme, Italy
          Article
          176413 Cardiology 1994;84:284–291
          10.1159/000176413
          8187114
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 8
          Categories
          General Cardiology, Basic Research

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