Effect of captopril treatment on total and central vascular capacitance in dogs with chronic heart failure.

Chronic rapid right ventricular pacing (RRVP) at 250 beats/min produces low cardiac output (CO) heart failure, marked reduction in total vascular capacitance, and a shift in volume centrally. The effect of converting enzyme inhibition with captopril on cardiac preload was investigated in this model of heart failure. Eight splenectomized dogs were treated… CONTINUE READING