Jan 1, 1984

Electromechanical effects of bepridil on rabbit isolated hearts

British Journal of Pharmacology
T AnnoK Yamada


Electromechanical effects of a new antianginal agent, bepridil, on Langendorff-perfused rabbit hearts were compared with those of verapamil and lidocaine. Bepridil at concentrations above 2 X 10(-7)M caused a dose-related decrease in heart rate (HR), a prolongation of the atrio-His bundle conduction time (A-H interval) and a prolongation of the functional refractory period (FRP) of the atrioventricular (A-V) node. Similar changes in HR, A-H interval and the FRP of the A-V node were observed with verapamil at concentrations above 2 X 10(-8)M. Lidocaine at above 4 X 10(-5)M prolonged slightly the A-H interval and the FRP of the A-V node but did not decrease the HR. Bepridil at concentrations above 10(-6)M prolonged both the His bundle-ventricular conduction time (H-V interval) and the effective refractory period (ERP) of ventricular muscles. Similar changes in the H-V interval and in the ERP of ventricular muscles were observed with lidocaine at above 10(-5)M. Verapamil ranging between 5 X 10(-8)M and 8 X 10(-7)M had no effect on the H-V interval and appreciably shortened the ERP of ventricular muscles. Bepridil at concentrations above 2 X 10(-6)M reduced the developed tension as did verapamil at above 10(-7)M. On a molar basis, ...Continue Reading

Mentioned in this Paper

Left Bundle Branch of His
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antiarrhythmic [EPC]
Ion Channel
Vanadium 5+
Cardiac Depressants
Chinchilla Rabbits
Refractory Period

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