Calcium equally increases the internal calcium recirculation fraction before and after β-blockade in canine left ventricles

@article{Hosogi2007CalciumEI,
  title={Calcium equally increases the internal calcium recirculation fraction before and after $\beta$-blockade in canine left ventricles},
  author={Shingo Hosogi and Junichi Araki and Yi Syuu and Shunsuke Suzuki and Satoshi Mohri and Takeshi Mikane and Hiromi Matsubara and Tohru Ohe and Masahisa Hirakawa and Hiroyuki Suga},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={280-286}
}
SummaryWe studied whether intracoronary Ca administration after β-blockade would increase the internal Ca recirculation fraction (RF) analogously to the Ca administration before β-blockade. This was performed in excised cross-circulated canine hearts. We analyzed the exponential decay component of the postextrasystolic potentiation (PESP) following a spontaneous extrasystole. All the PESPs decayed in alternans with atrial pacing at a constant rate. We obtained the time constant (τe) of the… 
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