Divergent effects of inotropic stimulation on the ischemic and severely depressed reperfused myocardium.

@article{Mercier1982DivergentEO,
  title={Divergent effects of inotropic stimulation on the ischemic and severely depressed reperfused myocardium.},
  author={J. C. Mercier and U Lando and Katsuo Kanmatsuse and Kenjiro Ninomiya and S. Meerbaum and Michael C. Fishbein and Harold James Swan and William Ganz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1982},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={397-400}
}
Mechanical function remains depressed for hours and days after even brief periods of ischemia. To determine whether the depressed function of the reperfused myocardium could be improved y inotropic stimulation, we studied segmental function during ischemia and after reperfusion using mercury-in-Silastic length gauges in 15 dogs. During coronary artery occlusion, segmental function could not be improved by inotropic stimulation with dopamine. Release of occlusion after 30 minutes of ischemia… CONTINUE READING