Effect of Epinephrine and Norepinephrine on Coronary Circulation
Studies on the intracoronary administration of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the beating, fibrillating or potassium-arrested dog heart indicate that the primary action of these compounds on the coronary vessels is vasoconstriction. The vasodilation observed with epinephrine and norepinephrine is probably secondary to the increased rate of myocardial metabolism induced by these drugs.
- Received May 7, 1958.
- © 1958 American Heart Association, Inc.