The effects of nifedipine and felodipine on cerebral blood flow during anoxic episodes.
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the rat was monitored by a venous outflow technique with an extracorporeal circulation, which allows for the continuous recording of flow over periods of several hours. Brief periods of anoxia increase the rate of flow. The dihydropyridine calcium antagonists did not affect basal flow rate and depressed the increase in CBF elicited by anoxia. These findings may have significant implications for the therapeutic use of dihydropyridine calcium antagonists in brain ischaemia.
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