Edward M . Khouri

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We studied phasic right coronary blood flow in well trained normal dogs and dogs with pulmonic stenosis. We installed electromagnetic flow transducers and pressure tubes under anesthesia to monitor right coronary blood flow, cardiac output, central aortic blood pressure, and right ventribular pressure. In normotensive dogs, systolic flow amplitude equaled(More)
The left coronary circulation at rest and during its response to natural stresses was studied in five conscious dogs whose hearts had been externally denervated (stripping technique). The values were compared to those obtained under similar conditions in normal dogs of comparable weight and training. A high degree of hyperemia after temporary circumflex(More)
Coronary arterial hemodynamics were studied in three conscious dogs with congenital fibrous ring-type subaortic stenosis. Flow characteristics were recorded with electromagnetic flow transducers chronically implanted on the circumflex branch of the left coronary artery. Circumflex resting flow (ml/min 100 g" myocardium) was below that previously found in(More)
• Studies of the cardiac response to the normal physiological stress of exercise have been centered around the measurement of cardiac output or left ventricular dimensions. In clinical studies on both normal and pathological subjects, the cardiac output is generally determined by the indicator dilution technique, yielding mean flow values over a period of(More)
Adenosine and theophylline were linked covalently to oxidized stachyose to produce compounds too large to penetrate cell membranes. These compounds were used in two conscious and six open-chest anesthetized dogs to test the hypothesis that there is an adenosine receptor on the surface of the coronary myocyte. Intracoronary infusions of the adenosine(More)
Intracoronary adenosine infusions in conscious dogs produced half-maximal coronary vasodilation at 0.57 +/- 0.18 (SD) microns and at 1.01 +/- 0.25 microns in open-chest dogs. In both preparations, adenosine at concentrations in the range found in cardiac muscle by direct analysis produced coronary vasodilation equal to that attained during a maximum(More)
The dynamic changes in the coronary circulation and the response to drugs were studied following experimentally induced coronary insufficiency. Flow measurements were made in the left circumflex and descending branches of the coronary artery, and in the ascending aorta; pressures were measured in the ascending aorta and die left ventricle. As the left(More)