|Title:||Effect of Egb 761, a Ginkgo Biloba Extract, on Early Arrhythmia Induced by Coronary Occlusion and Reperfusion in Dogs||Authors:||LO, HUEY-MING
|Issue Date:||1994||Journal Volume:||v.93||Journal Issue:||n.7||Start page/Pages:||592-597||Source:||JOURNAL OF THE FORMOSAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION||Abstract:||
EGb 761 is a preparation of Ginkgo biloba extract, which has complex biologic actions including free radical scavenging activity. To examine the anti-arrhythmic effect of EGb 761, a canine preparation of coronary artery occlusion-reperfusion was tested. Under intravenous anesthesia and open chest conditions, 32 dogs were subjected to 30 min of coronary occlusion, followed by reperfusion. Twelve received EGb 761 by intravenous injection, 1 mg/kg five minutes before coronary occlusion, followed by a continuous infusion of 0.1 mg/kg/min until five minutes after reperfusion. Immediately prior to reperfusion, an additional bolus dose of EGb 761 (1 mg/kg) was again injected (group A). The remaining 20 dogs received saline injection, and served as the control (group B). The electrocardiographic changes were recorded during the whole expeimental course. The results showed that, during coronary occlusion, group Adogs had a lower count of ventricular premature beats than group B dogs. However, there was no difference in the incidence of ventricular tachycardia (VT) between the two groups. The duration of VT of the treated dogs was similar to that of the control dogs. The incidence of ventricular fibrillation (VF) was also similar. Upon reperfusion, the treated dogs were shown to be protected from VF. The duration of VT was also shorter in the trated group, although the incidence of VT was not different between the two groups. EGb 761 is effective in preventing early VF induced by coronary reperfusion while ineffective in protecting the ischemic VT and VF.#0056#
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