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Glucagon and haemodynamics of acute myocardial infarction

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5684.663 (Published 13 December 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:663
  1. J. D. Eddy,
  2. E. T. O'Brien,
  3. S. P. Singh

    Abstract

    Glucagon was administered to six patients with acute myocardial infarction. Three of them had cardiogenic shock syndrome. Glucagon produced a positive inotropic response in all cases, which resulted in a significant rise in blood pressure, with only slight chronotropic effect. No arrhythmias were induced, and all patients with cardiogenic shock improved temporarily. Further evaluation of glucagon in shock syndrome to determine the dose and method of administration is required.

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