PMID: 904695Aug 15, 1977Paper

Haemodynamic and coronary actions of ouabain during coronary infusion

Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
M ZimpferG Raberger


The investigations were carried out on 24 mongrel dogs which were anaesthetized with chloralose or sodium pentobarbital. Ouabain was added to the coronary blood (50, 100 and 200 ng/ml coronary blood or 0.7, 1.4 and 2.8 X 10(-7) M) over periods of 30 or 60 min by intracoronary infusion of the glycoside. Under chloralose anaesthesia, ouabain at concentrations of 100 and 200 ng/ml coronary blood augmented left ventricular dp/dt significantly. No significant changes were observed in coronary resting flow and flow per beat at the same time. Likewise, the maximum reactive hyperaemic blood flow remained constant, indicating the absence of any changes in the tone of the large extramural arteries. Under sodium pentobarbital anaesthesia small decreases in heart rate and increases in left ventricular dp/dt were seen only at the highest ouabain concentration (200 ng/ml). All flow parameters remained unchanged. These experiments provide evidence that concentrations of ouabain which 100- and 200-fold exceed therapeutic maintenance levels and 10- and 20-fold exceed the concentrations that produce constriction of helically cut pig and rabbit coronary arteries in vitro, do not diminish the coronary blood supply of the anaesthetized dog in vivo.


May 6, 1976·Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology·R BüngerE Gerlach
Oct 12, 1976·Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology·G RabergerM Zimpfer
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