Does verapamil limit myocardial infarct size in a heart deficient in xanthine oxidase?

Abstract

1. The delay of ischaemic myocardial necrosis by verapamil has been reported in the dog heart, which contains a high level of xanthine oxidase, a potential source of cytotoxic free radicals. To test whether the retardation of ischaemic myocyte death by verapamil is not an isolated phenomenon in the xanthine oxidase rich heart, we assessed the effect of… (More)

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