Metabolic factors and ventricular fibrillation.

  • P. J. Goodford
  • Published 1958 in British journal of pharmacology and chemotherapy


Ventricular fibrillation has been studied in the isolated rabbit heart to determine the effect of factors modifying the metabolism. Sodium azide, sodium monoiodoacetate and sodium fluoride were found to cause fibrillation, the effect of sodium fluoride being neutralized by magnesium chloride. Fibrillation was also caused by lack of glucose and could be… (More)


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