L J Kopaciewicz

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This study was designed to determine the role of dopamine (DA) receptors in modulation of sympathetic ganglionic neurotransmission utilizing the selective DA-1 agonist fenoldopam. Preganglionic stimulation of cardiac sympathetic nerves (0.5-2.0 Hz), in pentobarbital anesthetized dogs, resulted in frequency-dependent tachycardia. Fenoldopam (10 and 30(More)
We examined the ability of the prostaglandin endoperoxide/thromboxane A2 antagonist, sulotroban (BM 13.177; SK&F 95587) to enhance the thrombolytic efficacy of a minimally effective thrombolytic dose of streptokinase. A critical stenosis sufficient to just abolish the hyperemic response to a 20-sec total occlusion was placed on the left circumflex coronary(More)
The pharmacokinetics of SK&F recombinant two-chain tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) following intravenous (iv) infusion were characterized in anesthetized, open chested mongrel dogs in which artificial intracoronary thrombi were formed. SK&F tPA was infused at rates of 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 8 micrograms/kg/min (N = 3 to 5 per dose) for 90 min, and(More)
The properties of SK&F 106760 [N alpha-acetyl-cyclo(S,S)-cysteinyl-N alpha-methyl-arginyl-glycyl-aspartyl-penicillamine-amide] as a GPIIb/IIIa antagonist have been studied in vitro and compared with those of the parent molecule, Ac-RGDS-NH2. Ac-RGDS-NH2 inhibited biotinylated fibrinogen binding to purified human GPIIb/IIIa immobilized on plastic microtitre(More)
In order to study the in vivo coronary thrombolytic dose-response effectiveness of i.v. streptokinase, pentobarbital-anesthetized, open chest dogs were instrumented for the measurement of lead II ECG, systemic arterial blood pressure, left ventricular developed pressure, left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, left ventricular dP/dt and left anterior(More)
The response of systemic blood pressure, heart rate, lead II ECG and left circumflex (LCX) coronary artery blood flow to left cardiac sympathetic nerve stimulation was measured in pentobarbital-anesthetized, open chest, spinal transected and vagotomized dogs. After beta adrenoceptor blockade, left cardiac sympathetic nerve stimulation produced frequency(More)
Myocardial infarction studies in pigs have been complicated by the use of antiarrhythmic drugs or the high incidence of ventricular fibrillation. We report on a new model of experimental myocardial infarction in thiamylal-anesthetized Yucatan minipigs. These studies were performed in the absence of intravenous antiarrhythmic drugs. No animals required(More)
The thrombolytic dose-response effectiveness and pharmacokinetics of tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) was evaluated in anesthetized, open-chest dogs instrumented for the measurement of systemic hemodynamics. Intracoronary thrombi were formed by injecting thrombin (100 U) and CaCl2 (50 microM) into a cannulated, isolated segment of the left anterior(More)
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