Dobutamine restores the reduced efficiency of energy transfer from total mechanical work to external mechanical work in stunned porcine myocardium.

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OBJECTIVE In order to determine whether the relatively high oxygen consumption of stunned myocardium is related to decreased mechanical efficiency, myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2) and its major determinants were studied in 10 open chest anaesthetised pigs. METHODS According to the time varying elastance concept, MVO2 is determined by contractility… (More)

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@article{Krams1993DobutamineRT, title={Dobutamine restores the reduced efficiency of energy transfer from total mechanical work to external mechanical work in stunned porcine myocardium.}, author={Rob Krams and D. J. Duncker and Edward O. McFalls and Anthonie Hogendoorn and Piet D. Verdouw}, journal={Cardiovascular research}, year={1993}, volume={27 5}, pages={740-7} }