Recovery of contractility of viable myocardium during inotropic stimulation is not dependent on an increase of myocardial blood flow in the absence of collateral filling.

@article{Barill1999RecoveryOC,
  title={Recovery of contractility of viable myocardium during inotropic stimulation is not dependent on an increase of myocardial blood flow in the absence of collateral filling.},
  author={Francesco Barill{\`a} and Giuseppe De Vincentis and Enrico Mangieri and Massimo Ciavolella and G Panitteri and Francesco Scopinaro and Giuseppe Critelli and Pietro Paolo Campa},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          697-704
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine whether contractile recovery induced by dobutamine in dysfunctioning viable myocardium supplied by nearly occluded vessels is related to an increase in blood flow in the absence of collaterals. BACKGROUND Dobutamine is used to improve contractility in ventricular dysfunction during acute myocardial infarction. However, it is unclear whether a significant increase in regional blood flow may be involved in dobutamine effect. METHODS Twenty… CONTINUE READING
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