Effect of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor on the Regional Myocardial Blood Flow of Acutely Infarctedmyocardium in Experimental Animals

  • Kinji Ishikawa
Part of the Progress in Experimental Cardiology book series (PREC, volume 1)


Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) was injected into the myocardium of acutely infarcted rats and dogs to elucidate any change of the regional myocardial blood flow for four weeks. The regional myocardial blood flow was increased at the infarcted myocardium and salvaged myocardium in dogs but not in rats. This study showed that the effect of bFGF in acutely infarcted myocardium has a species difference.


Left Anterior Descend Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Viable Myocardium Coronary Occlusion Myocardial Salvage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kinji Ishikawa
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  1. 1.Kinki University School of MedicineJapan

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