Journal article

The effect of hypertensive episodes and cardiac hypertrophy on the canine cardiac baroreflex.

BA Kingwell, L Krause, S Julius

Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol | Published : 1994

Abstract

1. Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy has been implicated in the reduction of baroreflex sensitivity present in hypertension. The aim of the current study was to investigate the mean arterial pressure-heart rate reflex (MAP-HR) in a model which induced left ventricular hypertrophy but no sustained blood pressure elevation. 2. Five mongrel dogs were exposed to transient blood pressure elevation of between 20 and 30 mmHg, through hindlimb compression using a pneumatic pressure suit, for 7 h per day, 6 days per week for 6 weeks. Resting blood pressure was not altered by the 6 week hindlimb compression intervention. 3. Echocardiographically determined LV mass (mean +/- s.e.m.) was 116.0 +/- 7.4 g..

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