The Effect of Hexamethonium Bromide Upon Coronary Flow, Cardiac Work and Cardiac Efficiency in Normotensive and Renal Hypertensive Dogs
Hexamethonium bromide in normotensive and renal hypertensive dogs resulted in significant reductions in arterial blood pressure, cardiac output and cardiac work. The decrease in cardiac output relative to that in blood pressure suggests that the blood pressure reduction was largely due to the decrease in cardiac output. There was a decrease in coronary flow accompanied by an increase in myocardial oxygen extraction of such Degrees that cardiac oxygen consumption remained unchanged. Since myocardial oxygen consumption remained unchanged despite the decrease in cardiac work the calculated cardiac efficiency was decreased.
- Received September 8, 1953.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.