The Ineffectiveness of Cortisone on Functional Coronary Interarterial Anastomoses
Cortisone was given to dogs by daily intramuscular injections for two months. Studies of retrograde circumflex coronary flows, electrocardiograms, and then x-rays after barium sulfate injections, reveal no difference between treated and control dogs. The conclusion is reached that cortisone does not enhance functional or anatomic interarterial coronary anastomoses in normal dogs.
- Received June 1, 1954.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.