A novel cardiotonic agent SCH00013 acts as a Ca++ sensitizer with no chronotropic activity in mammalian cardiac muscle.

We investigated the inotropic effect of SCH00013 (4, 5-dihydro-6-[1-[2-hydroxy-2-(4-cyanophenyl)ethyl]-1,2,5, 6-tetrahydropyrido-4-yl]pyridazin-3(2H)-one) on isolated dog and rabbit ventricular muscles and in indo-1 loaded rabbit ventricular cardiomyocytes. SCH00013 elicited a positive inotropic effect in a concentration-dependent manner (10(-6) to 10(-4) M… CONTINUE READING