- Gary F Merrill
Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol 2017 25;9(6):202-210. Epub 2017 Dec 25.
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Division of Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, USA.
Hypoxia and reoxygenation, ischemia and reperfusion, catecholamine infusion, ouabain, sodium pentobarbital and caffeine, can all be used experimentally to induce ventricular arrhythmias. According to the Lambeth Convention guidelines our experimentally-induced ventricular arrhythmias include but are not limited to: ventricular premature beats (VPB), ventricular salvos (VS), ventricular bigeminy (VB), nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (VTn), sustained ventricular tachycardia (VTs) and ventricular fibrillation (VF, or if the heart is not defibrillated, sudden cardiac death). We have studied these arrhythmias in the absence and presence of adenosine deaminase, methyl xanthines, and more recently, acetaminophen. Read More