Assessment of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function with Doppler echocardiography in hypertensive patients receiving intravenous medroxalol.


Intravenous medroxalol, an alpha- and beta-adrenergic blocking agent, causes an immediate hypotensive effect. In 14 subjects with mild-to-moderate hypertension, cardiac output (CO) and cardiac index (CI) were significantly decreased without significant changes in stroke volume, reflecting the fact that a reduced CO and CI were related to decreases in heart… (More)