Cardioprotective effect of fluvastatin on isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction in rat.

@article{Zhou2008CardioprotectiveEO,
  title={Cardioprotective effect of fluvastatin on isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarction in rat.},
  author={Ru Zhou and Qingbin Xu and Ping Zheng and Lin Yan and Jie Zheng and Guidong Dai},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={586 1-3},
  pages={244-50}
}
The present study was designed to investigate whether fluvastatin, a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor, would attenuate the acute myocardial infarction in isoproterenol-treated rat model via maintaining activities of endogenous antioxidant enzymes. Hemodynamic and electrocardiograph parameters were monitored and recorded continuously, cardiac marker enzymes and antioxidative parameters of plasma and heart tissues were measured, and histopathological examination… CONTINUE READING