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Effects of 3'-angeloyloxy-4'-acetoxy-3',4'-dihydroseselin on myocardial dysfunction after a brief ischemia in anesthetized dogs

Tian-hui Chang, Hideyuki Adachi, Toru Okuyama, Ke-yi Zhang


The effect of a 30-min infusion of 3'-angeloyloxy-4'-acetoxy-3', 4'-dihydroseselin (Pd-Ia), a coumarin isolated from Peucedanum praeruptorum Dunn 0.15 mg.kg-1.min-1 on regional myocardial dysfunction was examined in 16 anesthetized open-chest dogs subjected to a 15-min occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery followed by a 3-h reperfusion. Segment lengths of left ventricular wall were measured with an ultrasonic micrometer. The control caused a decrease in the % of segment shortening (SS%) throughout the reperfusion period (n = 8), while Pd-Ia ameliorated segment function immediately after reperfusion and restored the SS% to 41 +/- 51% of the baseline value (n = 8, P < 0.05 vs control) 5 min after reperfusion without any significant changes in cardiohemodynamics. The improvement of myocardial function induced by Pd-Ia was maintained at least 3 h after reperfusion. These findings revealed that Pd-Ia had a cardioprotective action in stunned myocardium.

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