Gustav Georg Belz

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BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have suggested that garlic may have protective effects against cardiovascular diseases. We undertook this cross-sectional observational study to test the hypothesis that regular garlic intake would delay the stiffening of the aorta relating to aging. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied healthy adults (n=101; age, 50 to 80(More)
Digitalis glycosides exert a positive inotropic effect, i.e. an increase in myocardial contractility associated with a prolongation of relaxation period, and glycosides lower the heart rate (negative chronotropic), impede stimulus conduction (negative dromotropic) and promote myocardial excitability (positive bathmotropic). They seem to influence the(More)
Nicorandil (SG-75) is a long acting mononitrate. A randomized, double-blind, crossover study in 10 healthy subjects has compared the haemodynamic actions of single sublingual doses of nicorandil 15, 30 and 60 mg with Isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) 5 mg and placebo. Heart rate, blood pressure, systolic time intervals (STI) and left ventricular echocardiograms(More)
In the present study we investigated whether the beta adrenoceptor subtype binding activity in plasma samples can predict selective and nonselective beta blockade in humans. From the right shifts of isoprenaline dose-response curves 0 to 84 hr after administration of propranolol and the beta-1 selective bisoprolol, in vivo beta blockade was assessed. In an(More)
The potency order of the catecholamines (-)-isoprenaline (Iso), (-)-noradrenaline (NA), and (-)-adrenaline (Adr) in competition for radiolabelled sites is used for their pharmacological classification. It is shown that the radioligand 3H-CGP 12177 exclusively labels beta 1-adrenoceptors in rat salivary gland membranes (Iso greater than NA greater than Adr),(More)
In a double blind, placebo controlled study, propranolol (240 mg), atenolol (200 mg) or bisoprolol (100 mg) were administered as a single oral dose to groups of 6 healthy male volunteers. Exercise tachycardia was monitored for 84 hours after administration of the drugs to monitor beta blockade in vivo. Plasma samples drawn in parallel with these effects(More)
The relationship between stroke volume (SV) measured simultaneously by impedance cardiography (SV1) and echocardiography (SVE) has been analyzed. Change in stroke volume in 6 healthy volunteers was induced by passive head-up tilting (80°) and by oral administration of the sympathomimetic drug amezinium. A correlation ofr=0.83 (p j 0.01) was found between(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the angiotensin II antagonistic properties of the usual recommended oral starting doses of various angiotensin II receptor antagonists-150 mg irbesartan, 80 mg valsartan, and 50 mg losartan-in humans. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Eighteen healthy men were enrolled in a double-blind, randomized crossover study. Angiotensin II dose-effect(More)
Eine kausale Behandlung der radiogenen Sialadenitis ist bislang nicht etabliert. In einer prospektiven, randomisierten, plazebokontrollierten Doppelblindstudie sollte die pharmakologische Wirksamkeit von Cumarin/Troxerutin (Venalot® Depot) zur Speicheldrüsenprotektion unter einer Kopf-Hals-Bestrahlung bei Malignompatienten überprüft werden. Patienten und(More)
The influence of several calcium antagonists and antiarrhythmic drugs on digoxin kinetics and actions were investigated in 36 healthy men during digoxin steady state (0.375 mg/day). The subjects were randomly assigned to three subgroups and each group received placebo (control) and two of the following regimens (doses three times a day) in a randomized(More)