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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [gastric Emptying Of Liquids In Rats Submitted To Acute Myocardial Infarction].
Author: Ramírez-Nuñez, Wilson Ranú
Almeida, Eros Antonio
Ozaki, Michiko Regina
Vinagre, Adriana Mendes
Collares, Edgard Ferro
Fernandes, Gilberto D'assunção
Abstract: Gastric Emptying (GE) is food transition from the stomach to the upper small intestine. Haemodynamics changes modify gastric emptying and the gastroduodenal motor activity. Myocardial Infarction is a pathological condition in which there are haemodynamics changes. Therefore, the objective of the present investigation was to study the effect of acute myocardial infarction on rat gastric emptying of an isosmotic and inert liquid meal. We conducted a study involving male Wistar rats (varying in body weight from 220 g to 250 g), that were allowed to habituate in a laboratory environment and then divided into 3 groups: group INF, rats in which the myocardial infarction was produced by left anterior coronary artery ligation; group SH, rats in which the myocardial infarction was simulated without ligating the anterior coronary artery; and group NA, rats which were not given any anesthesia or surgical procedures. After group constitution, animals were fasted with access to water ad libitum. 24 hours later, the Gastric Retention (GR) of 1.5 ml/100 g animal weight of a test meal of 0.9% NaCl plus the marker phenol red was evaluated. GE was indirectly evaluated in conscious animals, through determining the percentage of gastric retention (% GR) of a test meal, measured 10 minutes after orogastric infusion. Results of the present study showed that animals from the INF group presented GR (median=48.0%), significantly higher than the NA group (30.6%) and SH group (36.6%). No statistical difference in GR was observed between the SH and NA groups. Infarcted area, expressed in percentages, in animals of the INF group was 51.3+/-4.7% (mean SEM, N=17) which not presented correlation with results of GR of the same group (r=-0.05). From a caloric viewpoint, the results suggested that acute myocardial infarct in rats induce delay of the gastric emptying of an isosmotic and inert liquid meal.
Subject: Animals
Gastric Emptying
Gastrointestinal Transit
Myocardial Infarction
Rats, Wistar
Citation: Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana. v. 36, n. 1, p. 33-7, 2006-Mar.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2006
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