Age-dependent decrease in the negative inotropic effect of carbachol on isolated human right atrium.

On isolated, electrically driven human right atrial strips, carbachol (10(-8)-10(-3) M) concentration-dependently decreased force of contraction prestimulated with 1 microM forskolin; maximal negative inotropic effects of carbachol (10(-6)-3 x 10(-6) M), however, were in atria from patients aged < 25 years (mean age: 16.8 +/- 2.0 years, n = 9) significantly… CONTINUE READING