Amanda Hoey

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OBJECTIVE The aim was to define the changes in angiotensin II receptors and the plasma renin-angiotensin system in experimental hyperthyroidism in dogs. METHODS Hyperthyroidism was induced in dogs by subcutaneous injection of triiodothyronine (T3; 1 x d-1 for 14 d; group T); control dogs received saline (group C). Plasma angiotensin II (AII),(More)
1. Current positive inotropy therapy of heart failure is associated with major problems: digoxin and the phosphodiesterase inhibitors can cause life-threatening toxicity while beta-adrenoceptor agonists become less effective inotropic compounds as heart failure progresses. A new approach to positive inotropy is ion channel modulation. 2. An increased influx(More)
  • S Lu, A Hoey
  • 2000
Adrenergic and muscarinic receptor mediated effects on the force of contraction and heart rate were studied in the isolated left atria and right atria from dystrophin-deficient mdx mice and age matched C57BL/10ScSn (C57) mice, respectively. The pD(2) and pA(2) values of (-)-isoprenaline and CGP 20712A, respectively, were not different in left atria and(More)
The aim of our study was to compare the effects on contractile function and action potential duration of the new Na+ channel modulator BDF 9148 with the parent compound DPI 201-106 in human ventricular myocardium. Right ventricular papillary muscles were obtained from explanted hearts of heart transplant recipients or from non-failing hearts not suitable(More)
  • S Lu, A Hoey
  • 2000
Variations in beta(1)-adrenoceptor function due to age or sex were examined in the mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Positive chronotropic and inotropic responses to (-)-isoprenaline and antagonist effects of CGP20712A were determined in isolated right and left atria from young (12 week) and old (12 month) male and old (12 month) female mdx mice(More)
The effects of the Anemonia sulcata toxin ATX II on action potentials and contractility of isolated papillary muscles and single myocytes from rat and guinea-pig hearts have been studied. ATX II prolonged the action potential in both rat and guinea-pig papillary muscle. Although it produced a positive inotropic effect in guinea-pig papillary muscle, it(More)
Injection of triiodothyronine (T3) (1 mg/kg per day subcutaneously for 14 days) to 10 healthy dogs produced a hyperthyroid state characterised by high serum T3 concentrations, hypokalaemia, hyperactivity, loss of weight, diarrhoea and thirst. Electrocardiographic measurements showed that these dogs had an increase in heart rate of 63 +/- 11 beats/min with a(More)
The effects of BDF 9148 and its parent compound DPI 201-106 were compared in guinea pigs and rat cardiac tissue because these tissues possess long and short action potentials (AP), respectively, and have different excitation-contraction coupling mechanisms. Conventional electrophysiologic techniques were used to study drug effects on AP, sodium current, and(More)