Aug 12, 1977

The influence of dopamine on the regional blood volume in liver, abdomen, chest and extremities (author's transl)

Wiener klinische Wochenschrift
A MostbeckL Peschl


The influence was studied of 3 and 6 gamma/kg/min. dopamine on the blood volume in the liver, abdomen, chest, arms and legs in ten volunteers with healthy livers, and a comparison was made between the effect of dopamine and the blood volume changes caused in these body regions by inflatable whole-leg boots at a pressure of 40 mm Hg. Regional blood volumes and any induced changes were studied by means of 99 m Tc labelled autologous erythrocytes. A gamma camera with a pinhole collimator and a small computer was used, the field of vision of the camera being 148 cm in diameter. Changes in regional activity reflect changes in the regional blood volume. 1. Whole-leg compression at 40 mm Hg led to an increase in the blood volume of the liver, abdomen and chest, but to a reduction in the legs, while no significant change was observed in the arm blood volume. 2. On infusion of 3 gamma/kg/min. dopamine for 15 minutes no significant change occurred in the blood volume of the liver and abdomen. The chest blood volume increased, while the blood volume of the upper and the lower extremities showed a statistically significant decrease. 3. On infusion of 6 gamma/kg/min. dopamine for 10 minutes no significant change occurred in the blood volume...Continue Reading

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Body Regions
Liver Circulation
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Regional Blood Flow
Limb Structure
Anterior Thoracic Region
Malignant Neoplasm of Abdomen
Dopamine Measurement

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