Nifedipine administered after reperfusion ablates systolic contractile dysfunction of postischemic "stunned" myocardium.


Recent evidence suggests that postischemic contractile dysfunction of viable myocardium salvaged by reperfusion ("stunned myocardium") may be a consequence of abnormal calcium flux within the previously ischemic cells. Calcium channel blocking agents have been shown to enhance contractile function of stunned postischemic tissue, but it is not certain… (More)


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