PMID: 6353427Aug 1, 1983Paper

Evaluation of antiarrhythmic activity of prostaglandin F2 alpha in man

Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Medicine
W SziegoleitW Förster

Abstract

Since prostaglandin (PG) F2 alpha had been shown to act anti-arrhythmically in various animal models and also in preliminary investigations in man, further evaluation of this effect was made in 30 patients with cardiac extrasystoles and in 2 patients with tachycardias. PGF2 alpha was infused intravenously at individually adapted consecutive rates from 5 to 100 micrograms/min each for at least 5 min. In the incidence of extrasystoles a mean maximum decrease of 41% (P less than 0.001) was obtained. One patient showed repeated short interruptions of a ventricular tachycardia. A dose-dependent significant rise in blood pressure and no significant influences on heart rate, PQ interval and QRS interval of the ECG were found. It is concluded that PGF2 alpha has probably no practical importance for the therapy of cardiac arrhythmias.

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