Dichloroacetate as metabolic therapy for myocardial ischemia and failure

@article{Bersin1997DichloroacetateAM,
  title={Dichloroacetate as metabolic therapy for myocardial ischemia and failure},
  author={Robert M. Bersin and Peter W. Stacpoole},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={134 5 Pt 1},
  pages={
          841-55
        }
}
This article critically reviews the pharmacologic effects of the investigational drug dichloroacetate (DCA), which activates the mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase enzyme complex in cardiac tissue and thus preferentially facilitates aerobic oxidation of carbohydrate over fatty acids. The pharmacologic effects of DCA are compared with other interventions, such as glucose plus insulin, inhibitors of long chain fatty acid oxidation and adenosine, that are also thought to exert their therapeutic… CONTINUE READING
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