Accession Number:

AD0699902

Title:

CARDIAC AND PERIPHERAL EFFECTS OF DOPAMINE INFUSION IN ENDOTOXIN SHOCK IN THE DOG

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

OKLAHOMA UNIV MEDICAL CENTER OKLAHOMA CITY

Report Date:

1969-11-25

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The present investigation was designed to evaluate the cardiovascular effects of dopamine 3-4 Dihydroxyphenyl ethylamine in dogs administered endotoxin. In order to separate peripheral from cardiac effects, a venous return preparation was used in which cardiac inflow was held constant. Intra- arterial infusion rates of dopamine between 17 and 34 microgramskgmin caused increases in venous return and mean systemic arterial pressure. Dopamine markedly prevented pooling following an LD80 of endotoxin until infusion was stopped. Ten minutes after cessation of dopamine infusion, pooling rates were not significantly different from those of the untreated, shocked animals. Dopamine infusion begun ten minutes after endotoxin injection resulted in tachycardia and decreased left atrial pressure in the presence of a steady cardiac input and relatively constant systemic vascular resistance. Right atrial pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance were maintained above pre- endotoxin values during dopamine infusion, which portal vein pressure fell and venous return progressively increased. Results from survival studies in correlation with the above findings suggest beneficial actions of dopamine on both the left ventricle and peripheral vasculature in maintaining an adequate circulating blood volume

Subject Categories:

  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE