Left ventricular function during acute ethanol intoxication and hemodialysis

P. N. Symbas, D. H. Tyras, B. J. Baldwin

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Acute intravenous infusion of ethanol 2.5 g/kg body wt, over 15 min in nonanesthetized dogs resulted in impairment of left ventricular function. The blood concentration of alcohol declined more rapidly in dogs treated by hemodialysis than in control dogs or in dogs with a temporary peripheral arteriovenous fistulae. Hemodialysis caused a rapid reversal of the adverse effects of ethanol upon left ventricular function and expedited recovery of consciousness in intoxicated dogs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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