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By Robert M. Mentzer Jr., Masafumi Kitakaze, James M. Downey, Masatsugu Hori

The significant progress within the variety of articles on adenosine cardioprotection lately has been comparable largely to the speculation that adenosine performs a job in ischemic preconditioning. Ischemic preconditioning is the phenomenon during which a quick interval of ischemia (and reperfusion) ahead of a extra lengthy occlusion reduces myocardial infarct dimension. this type of myocardial safeguard has obtained a lot curiosity simply because ischemic preconditioning has been proven to be the main powerful technique of lowering infarct measurement in all animal types thus far verified.
in the final six years, the important concentration of adenosine cardioprotection study has founded at the function of adenosine receptors. it's at the moment concept that adenosine protects the ischemic middle essentially through the activation of adenosine A1 receptors positioned at the cardiac myocytes.
Adenosine is used clinically for terminating supraventricular tachycardia, and as a diagnostic software in coronary imaging, and has been used postoperatively for blood strain regulate after middle surgical procedure. There also are fresh stories that adenosine could be adequately tolerated and a in all probability important additive to cardioplegic recommendations in the course of open middle surgical procedure in people. there's even proof that ischemic preconditioning may well happen in people lower than quite a few medical occasions.
This quantity includes chapters from participants to the 1st 3 symposia on `Adenosine, Cardioprotection, and its scientific Application'. All facets of adenosine cardioprotection and ischemic preconditioning, together with strength mechanisms and scientific purposes, are mentioned by way of specialists in those components. The reader will locate this publication to be a good resource of knowledge on those issues, in addition to a consultant to destiny experiments.

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However, there are several lines of 38 4. CORONARY FLOW AND MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTILITY evidence against the role of adenosine in coronary flow autoregulation. 7 Furthermore, adenosine dearninase does not affect coronary vascular resistance during graded reduction in perfusion pressure,8 indicating that adenosine does not play an essential role in coronary flow autoregulation. There are other fmdings which suggest that the interstitial adenosine concentration might be too low for coronary vasodilation.

In animal experiments SOD, SOD+catalase, dimethylthiourea, desferrioxamine, a-tocopherol, oxypurinol, MPG, allopurinol and spin trap agents have been reported to attenuate myocardial stunning after reperfusion. All of these antioxidants could also attenuate reperfusion arrhythmia. Intravenous administration of human-recombinant SOD before coronary thrombolysis reduced the incidence of ventricular premature contractions during first one hour of reperfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

There is still concern whether reperfusion injury exists in humans. If it is a case, there may be an optimal treatment or adjunctive therapies at the time of reperfusion that could prevent these deleterious effects and further improve the outcome of the patients with myocardial infarction. From the therapeutic view, the concept of reperfusion injury is attractive, because therapeutic action of clinicians usually start only after ischemic event has already begun. The types of reperfusion injury has been documented in animal experiments and probably in humans; lethal injury, functional injury, reperfusion arrhythmia and vascular injury.

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