Inhibition of thromboxane A2 production does not improve post-ischemic brain hyperfusion in the dog

Donald Prough, D. Kong, W. D. Watkins

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In a canine model of global brain ischemia, six dogs received a selective thromboxane A2 synthetase inhibitor, UK 38,485 (dazmagrel) before the ischemic event; six received a saline placebo. Cerebral blood flow (CBF), systolic and diastolic arterial pressure, cardiac output, pH, PaCO2, PaO2, and arterial and jugular-vein thromboxane B2 (a stable metabolite of thromboxane A2) and 6-keto PGF(1α) (a stable metabolite of prostacyclin) were measured at baseline, after release of aortic and venae caval occlusion and at intervals up to 120 min thereafter. Treated animals showed nearly complete post-ischemic inhibition of thromboxane B2 production; control animals showed increases in jugular venous thromboxane B2. Arterial and jugular venous levels of 6-keto PGF(1α) were significantly higher in treated animals at most post-ischemic intervals. CBF in both groups was similar to baseline values at time 0, then declined similarly in both groups by 30 min to ~35% of baseline values where it remained thereafter. There were no significant differences in other variables at any intervals. We conclude that inhibition of thromboxane A2 production does not alter post-ischemic brain hypoperfusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1272-1276
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Neuroscience(all)

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