Chronic Amlodipine Treatment During the Development of Heart Failure

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Abstract

Background

This study examined the effects of chronic amlodipine treatment on left ventricular (LV) pump function, systemic hemodynamics, neurohormonal status, and regional blood flow distribution in an animal model of congestive heart failure (CHF) both at rest and with treadmill exercise. In an additional series of in vitro studies, LV myocyte contractile function was examined.

Conclusions

Chronic amlodipine treatment in this model of developing CHF produced favorable hemodynamic, neurohormonal, and contractile effects in the setting of developing CHF. (Circulation. 1998;98:1666-1674.)

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