The left ventricular contractility of the rat heart is modulated by changes in flow and a1-adrenoceptor stimulation

The left ventricular contractility of the rat heart is modulated by changes in flow and a1-adrenoceptor stimulation

Autor Vassallo, Paula Frizela Google Scholar
Stefanon, Ivanita Google Scholar
Rossoni, Luciana Venturini Google Scholar
Tucci, Paulo José Ferreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vassallo, Dalton Valentim Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Myocardial contractility depends on several mechanisms such as coronary perfusion pressure (CPP) and flow as well as on a1-adrenoceptor stimulation. Both effects occur during the sympathetic stimulation mediated by norepinephrine. Norepinephrine increases force development in the heart and produces vasoconstriction increasing arterial pressure and, in turn, CPP. The contribution of each of these factors to the increase in myocardial performance needs to be clarified. Thus, in the present study we used two protocols: in the first we measured mean arterial pressure, left ventricular pressure and rate of rise of left ventricular pressure development in anesthetized rats (N = 10) submitted to phenylephrine (PE) stimulation before and after propranolol plus atropine treatment. These observations showed that in vivo a1-adrenergic stimulation increases left ventricular-developed pressure (P<0.05) together with arterial blood pressure (P<0.05). In the second protocol, we measured left ventricular isovolumic systolic pressure (ISP) and CPP in Langendorff constant flow-perfused hearts. The hearts (N = 7) were perfused with increasing flow rates under control conditions and PE or PE + nitroprusside (NP). Both CPP and ISP increased (P<0.01) as a function of flow. CPP changes were not affected by drug treatment but ISP increased (P<0.01). The largest ISP increase was obtained with PE + NP treatment (P<0.01). The results suggest that both mechanisms, i.e., direct stimulation of myocardial a1-adrenoceptors and increased flow, increased cardiac performance acting simultaneously and synergistically.
Palavra-chave myocardial performance
coronary perfusion pressure
coronary flow
phenylephrine
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 1998-10-01
Publicado em Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica, v. 31, n. 10, p. 1353-1359, 1998.
ISSN 0100-879X (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica
Extensão 1353-1359
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-879X1998001000019
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000076614900019
SciELO S0100-879X1998001000019 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/684

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