TITLE

EFFECT OF SODIUM BICARBONATE ON CANINE LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION

AUTHOR(S)
Bello, A; Bianco, A.; Velarde, H.; Diaz, F.A.; Izquierdo, J.P.; Jaen, C.R.
PUB. DATE
June 1977
SOURCE
Angiology;Jun1977, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p403
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Left ventricular performance was evaluated in seven canine right heart bypass preparations during and after the intraauricular administration of sodium bicarbonate (100 ml, 1100 Osm, 60 mEq). Under conditions of constant cardiac input and left ventricular volume, sodium bicarbonate produced mild and brief left ventricular depression, as manifested by a decline of left ventricular dp/dt with simultaneous rise of left ventricular end-diastrolic and left atrial pressures. These findings occurred as aortic impedance fell. Identical results accrued in paced and unpaced preparations. The data lends credence to the proposition that a sudden rise in blood pCO2 produces increased transport of CO2 across the cardiac membranes with intracellular acidosis. However, the data is also compatible with hyperosmolality induced contractile depression. Possible clinical implications are discussed.
ACCESSION #
16397912

 

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