Anders Benjamin Kildal

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The mechanisms contributing to multiorgan dysfunction during cardiogenic shock are poorly understood. Our goal was to characterize the microcirculatory and mitochondrial responses following ≥ 10 hours of severe left ventricular failure and cardiogenic shock. We employed a closed-chest porcine model of cardiogenic shock induced by left coronary(More)
We assessed the hemodynamic effects of guideline therapy in experimental cardiogenic shock and compared this treatment with a combination containing an alternative vasopressor (arginine vasopressin, AVP). Our hypothesis was that combined dobutamine-norepinephrine still is the superior inopressor therapy assessed by ventriculoarterial matching in both(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is considered an incurable B cell malignancy, although many patients can benefit from high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) as a first-line treatment. In non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), ASCT is usually performed after relapse with curative intent. Disease progression is often associated with increased(More)
BACKGROUND Omecamtiv mecarbil (OM) is a novel inotropic agent that prolongs systolic ejection time and increases ejection fraction through myosin ATPase activation. We hypothesized that a potentially favorable energetic effect of unloading the left ventricle, and thus reduction of wall stress, could be counteracted by the prolonged contraction time and(More)
OBJECTIVES L-Arginine has been tested in various cardiovascular diseases, mainly to improve endothelial function through NO production. However, as the results have been partly unpredictable, we assessed the hemodynamic, energetic and metabolic effects of L-arginine to clarify any potential benefits in postischemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. (More)
Intravital videomicroscopy of sublingual microcirculation is used to monitor critically ill patients. Existing guidelines suggest averaging handheld video recordings of ∼20 s in duration from five areas. We assessed whether an extended observation time may provide additional information on the microcirculation. Pigs (n = 8) under general anesthesia were(More)
Adrenomedullin (AM) used therapeutically reduces mortality in the acute phase of experimental myocardial infarction. However, AM is potentially deleterious in acute heart failure as it is vasodilative and inotropically neutral. AM and epinephrine (EPI) are cosecreted from chromaffin cells, indicating a physiological interaction. We assessed the hemodynamic(More)
AIM Compensatory tachycardia can potentially be deleterious in acute heart failure. In this study, we tested a therapeutic strategy of combined inotropic support (dobutamine) and selective heart rate (HR) reduction through administration of ivabradine. METHODS In an open-chest pig model (n = 12) with left ventricular (LV) post-ischaemia dysfunction,(More)
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