Human Physiology

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 601–605 | Cite as

Effects of Regulatory Peptides on Electrophysiological Properties of the Human Heart

  • O. E. Osadchii
  • S. G. Kanorskii
  • V. M. Pokrovskii
  • A. N. Kurzanov
  • V. V. Skibitskii
Article

Abstract

During transesophageal electrical stimulation of the left atria in patients with heart diseases, an intravenous administration of Sandostatin prolonged the cardiac cycle and the effective refractory period of the atrioventricular junction, slowed down the sinoatrial conduction and the sinus node recovery time, and shifted the Wenckebach's point downwards. Neurotensin produced effects opposite to those of Sandostatin. During the Valsalva maneuver, Sandostatin strengthened bradycardia and broadened the range of heart rate changes associated with the vagal tone variations. The latter effect was also observed after the administration of neurotensin. Met-enkephalin and dalargin shortened the cardiac cycle, increased the corrected time of sinus node recovery time, but did not affect the cardiac rhythm dynamics during the Valsalva maneuver. These findings suggest that the regulatory peptides can be involved in control mechanisms determining the electrophysiological parameters of the human heart.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. E. Osadchii
    • 1
  • S. G. Kanorskii
    • 1
  • V. M. Pokrovskii
    • 1
  • A. N. Kurzanov
    • 1
  • V. V. Skibitskii
    • 1
  1. 1.Kuban' State Medical AcademyKrasnodarRussia

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