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Bepridil improves left ventricular performance in patients with angina pectoris.

Patients with coronary artery disease and angina pectoris have abnormalities of left ventricular (LV) diastolic performance. These abnormalities, which exist when the patients are at rest and not experiencing angina, are presumably secondary to abnormalities of intracellular calcium metabolism. Twenty-three patients with chronic exertional angina pectoris participated in a placebo-controlled, randomized, cross-over trial of bepridil hydrochloride. Angina frequency, nitroglycerin (NTG) consumption, and treadmill exercise capacity were assessed, and each patient underwent first-pass radionuclide cineangiography while receiving placebo or bepridil to assess LV performance. Bepridil decreased angina frequency from 8.5 +/- 0.6 to 4.4 +/- 1.5 episodes per week (p < 0.01) and NTG consumption from 7.2 +/- 2.4 to 3.6 +/- 1.5 tablets per week (p < 0.01). Total treadmill exercise time, time to onset of angina, and time to 1-mm ST segment depression increased significantly during bepridil therapy. Cardiac output (CO), stroke volume (SV), and ejection fraction (EF) increased at rest and during peak upright bicycle exercise. Peak ejection rate and peak filling rate increased, and time to peak ejection rate and time to peak filling rate decreased at rest and at peak exercise during bepridil therapy. In addition, early diastolic filling fraction increased and atrial filling volume decreased during bepridil treatment. Bepridil is effective as monotherapy for treatment of patients with exertional angina; its use is associated with increased exercise capacity and decreased angina frequency and NTG consumption as well as improved LV systolic and diastolic performance at rest and during peak exercise.[1]


  1. Bepridil improves left ventricular performance in patients with angina pectoris. Zusman, R.M., Higgins, J., Christensen, D., Boucher, C.A. J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol. (1993) [Pubmed]
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