Beneficial effects of the Ca2+ sensitizer EMD 57033 in exercising pigs with infarction-induced chronic left ventricular dysfunction.
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1. It is unknown how cardiac stimulation by Ca(2+) sensitization modulates the cardiovascular response to exercise when left ventricular (LV) function is chronically depressed following a myocardial infarction. We therefore investigated the effects of EMD 57033 at rest and during exercise and compared these to those of the mixed Ca(2+)-sensitizer/phosphodiesterase-III inhibitor pimobendan. 2. Pigs were chronically instrumented for measurement of cardiovascular performance. At the time of instrumentation, infarction was produced by coronary artery ligation (MI, n=12). Studies in MI were performed in the awake state, 2 - 3 weeks after infarction. 3. MI were characterized by a lower resting cardiac output (18%), stroke volume (30%) and LVdP/dt(max) (18%), and a doubling of LV end-diastolic pressure, compared to normal pigs (N, n=13). 4. In 11 resting MI, intravenous EMD 57033 (0.2 - 0.8 mg kg(-1) min(-1)) increased LVdP/dt(max) (57+/-5%) and stroke volume (26+/-6%) with no effect on heart rate, LV filling pressure, and myocardial O(2)-consumption, similar to N. 5. In MI, the effects of EMD 57033 (0.4 mg kg(-1) min(-1), IV) on stroke volume and LVdP/dt(max) were maintained during treadmill exercise up to 85% of maximal heart rate, while heart rate was lower compared to control exercise (all P<0.05). In contrast, the effects of EMD57033 gradually waned in N at increasing intensity of exercise. 6. Compared to N, the cardiostimulatory effects of pimobendan (20 microg kg(-1) min(-1), IV) were blunted in MI both at rest and during exercise compared to N. 7. In conclusion, the positive inotropic actions of the Ca(2+) sensitizer EMD 57033 are unmitigated in resting and exercising MI compared to N, while those of the mixed Ca(2+)-sensitizer/phosphodiesterase-III inhibitor pimobendan are blunted.
- Comparative Study
- Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
- Chronic Disease
- Myocardial Infarction/*drug therapy/physiopathology
- Hemodynamic Processes/drug effects/physiology
- Cardiotonic Agents/*pharmacology
- Exercise Test/*drug effects
- Pyridazines/pharmacology/therapeutic use
- Ventricular Dysfunction, Left/*drug therapy/physiopathology