Effects of intra-coronary administration of leukotriene D4 in the anaesthetized dog

Prostaglandins. 1983 Oct;26(4):563-72. doi: 10.1016/0090-6980(83)90194-6.


The left anterior descending coronary artery in anaesthetized greyhounds was perfused at constant pressure with blood pumped from the carotid artery. Phasic and mean coronary flow, left ventricular pressure, dP/dt, cardiac output, ECG, heart rate and systemic pressure were measured. Leukotriene (LT) D4 was administered into the left anterior descending coronary artery as a bolus injection. LTD4 caused dose-related reductions in coronary flow. Other parameters showed little immediate change although a gradual decrease in left ventricular pressure, dP/dt, cardiac output and systemic pressure occurred after administration of LTD4. Following intracoronary administration of LTD4 small surface haemorrhages were observed over the area perfused. The reduction in coronary flow was not inhibited by indomethacin.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood Pressure / drug effects
  • Cardiac Output / drug effects
  • Coronary Circulation / drug effects*
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Heart Rate / drug effects
  • Injections, Intra-Arterial
  • Male
  • Regional Blood Flow / drug effects
  • SRS-A / administration & dosage*
  • SRS-A / pharmacology


  • SRS-A