Nov 15, 2019

Suppression of Superoxide-Hydrogen Peroxide Production at Site IQ of Mitochondrial Complex I Attenuates Myocardial Stunning and Improves Postcardiac Arrest Outcomes

Critical Care Medicine
Lin PiaoWillard W Sharp


Cardiogenic shock following cardiopulmonary resuscitation for sudden cardiac arrest is common, occurring even in the absence of acute coronary artery occlusion, and contributes to high rates of postcardiopulmonary resuscitation mortality. The pathophysiology of this shock is unclear, and effective therapies for improving clinical outcomes are lacking. Laboratory investigation. University laboratory. C57BL/6 adult female mice. Anesthetized and ventilated adult female C57BL/6 wild-type mice underwent a 4, 8, 12, or 16-minute potassium chloride-induced cardiac arrest followed by 90 seconds of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Mice were then blindly randomized to a single IV injection of vehicle (phosphate-buffered saline) or suppressor of site IQ electron leak, an inhibitor of superoxide production by complex I of the mitochondrial electron transport chain. Suppressor of site IQ electron leak and vehicle were administered during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Using a murine model of asystolic cardiac arrest, we discovered that duration of cardiac arrest prior to cardiopulmonary resuscitation determined postresuscitation success rates, degree of neurologic injury, and severity of myocardial dysfunction. Post-cardiopulmonary resuscitat...Continue Reading

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Phosphate buffers
Hydrogen Peroxide
Myocardial Dysfunction
Injection Procedure

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