Electrocardiographic Changes Produced by Potassium and Other Ions Injected into the Coronary Arteries of Intact Dogs
Ions injected into the circumflex branch of the left coronary artery of the intact dog produce sequential electrocardiographic changes different from those produced by exposure of the entire heart to these ions. Of all substances tested, the contour of the surface electrocardiogram is most sensitive to potassium. The electrocardiographic sequence of alterations produced by potassium so injected are characteristic and similar to those produced by subtotal and total occlusion of a coronary artery.
- Received December 8, 1959.
- © 1960 American Heart Association, Inc.