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1. Plethysmographic blood flow records made after venous occlusion of the forearm showed a biphasic response which was first vasodilator and then vasoconstrictor. 2. The myogenic nature of the vascoconstrictor phase was confirmed in eight subjects after total autonomic blockade with atropine, propranolol, phentolamine and guanethidine. 3. Forearm venous(More)
Cardiac catheterisation, as a day procedure, has been performed at the Royal Perth Hospital since November 1985. During the 23 month period from November 1985 to September 1987, there have been 1398 day procedures carried out. One hundred and twelve patients (8%) required overnight admission as a consequence of the procedure--39 patients for routine(More)
50 patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension underwent M-mode echocardiography and continuous intra-arterial ambulatory monitoring of blood pressure. Indices of left-ventricular (LV) mass were derived from echocardiographic data by standard formulae. 43 of the patients were followed up for 12+/-7 months with repeat M-mode echocardiography, and(More)
This study examines the response of blood pressure, plasma catecholamines and cortisol to acute alcohol intake in young men with light to moderate drinking habits. Ingestion of alcohol was associated with a highly significant increase in systolic blood pressure and heart rate which occurred before blood alcohol reached its peak concentration of 16.9 +/- 1.1(More)
We obtained 145 consecutive cardiac output measurements in 38 critically ill patients, using the invasive thermodilution and the noninvasive pulsed Doppler methods. The mean thermodilution cardiac output (TDCO) was 5.7 +/- 1.87 L/min and the mean pulsed Doppler cardiac output (PDCO) was 5.16 +/- 1.66 L/min. The mean difference between the two measurements(More)
M-mode echocardiography was performed on 43 maintenance hemodialysis patients and 3 patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Only seven patients had completely normal echocardiograms. Nine patients (20%) had pericardial effusions and 20 patients (44%) had left ventricular dilatation. Left ventricular hypertrophy was present in 26(More)
1 Nine hypertensive patients received by mouth daily doses of 400 mg of acebutolol and then, after a 2 week washout period, 80 mg of propranolol for 2 week periods in an open study. 2 Both treatments caused equivalent cardiac blockade as assessed by reduction in exercise tachycardia. 3 Both treatments lowered blood pressure, although this effect on pressure(More)
Prenalterol, a beta-adrenergic agonist, was given to nine patients with angiographically proved coronary artery disease. Subjects were studied during chronic beta-adrenergic blockade. The adequacy of blockade was assessed by the exercise heart rate response and by plasma concentrations of blocking agents. After incremental doses of 2.5 mg, 5.0 mg and 7.5 mg(More)