The central nervous system (CNS) effects of mental stress in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) are unexplored. The present study used positron emission tomography (PET) to measure brain correlates of mental stress induced by an arithmetic serial subtraction task in CAD and healthy subjects. Mental stress resulted in hyperactivation in CAD patients… (More)
Cardiac prostaglandin release was studied in closed-chest dogs during acute coronary occlusion. Aortic and coronary sinus blood was obtained before, and at intervals after, balloon occlusion of the left anterior descending artery in seven dogs. Samples were assayed for prostaglandins F, E, and A by randioimmunoassay. All dogs demonstrated prostaglandin F… (More)
The uptake of liposomes bearing positive, negative, or no net charge on their membrane and containing a radioactive tracer, [99mTc]diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid, was studied in 12 intact dogs 24 hours after the induction of myocardial infarction, and compared to the relative regional myocardial blood flow determined from radioactive microspheres.… (More)
Positron emission tomography was used to quantify changes in myocardial blood flow during mental stress in patients with and without coronary artery disease. Blunted augmentation of myocardial blood flow during mental stress was observed in regions without significant epicardial stenosis.
INTRODUCTION Chest pain with ST-segment elevation is a rare clinical problem during dobutamine stress testing. Although beta-agonists treatment prior to dobutamine stress testing has been shown to reduce the duration and amount of dobutamine infusion and atropine requirement, there is insufficient information about potential complications of this… (More)
Propranolol blood levels and the effect of these levels on hemodynamic parameters were evaluated in 25 patients with coronary artery disease undergoing cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography. Fifteen patients were receiving high doses of propranolol (320--1920 mg/day) while ten patients were receiving conventional doses (80--240 mg/day). The high… (More)
Thallium-201 ((201)T1) myocardial perfusion imaging allows definition of zones of myocardial infarction and ischemia. The temporal changes in sequential quantitative (201)T1 infarct imaging was studied 4 and 24 hours in dogs subjected to closed-chest anterior wall myocardial infarction. A temporal decrease in (201)T1 imaged infarct areas was noted in 10 of… (More)