The Hemodynamic Effects of Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Reperfusion in Clawn Miniature Pigs

2003 Experimental animals  
Acute myocardial ischemia was induced by occluding the LAD in Clawn miniature pigs. Eight pigs (group 1) were subjected to 6 h ischemia and nine pigs (group 2) were subjected to 20 min ischemia, followed by reperfusion for 340 min. Three animals of the group 1 died due to ventricular fibrillation after occlusion and in group 2, four animals died due to the arrhythmia after reperfusion. Though the ischemic area of group 2 (15.6% of the ventricle) was narrower than that of group 1 (21.7%), the
more » ... vival rate was lower. We supposed that ischemia-reperfusion injuries were strongly connected with the hemodynamics of group 2. Clawn miniature pigs are useful experimental animals for myocardial ischemic researches.
doi:10.1538/expanim.52.335 pmid:14562610 fatcat:thj5f4pebrfylgvpl2xqtnzmma