A comparison of the effects of left stellate ganglion stimulation (SGS) on central and aortic hemodynamics has been made in chloralose-anesthetized mongrel (M), and greyhound (GH) dogs. Measurements of aortic pressure and flow, and left ventricular pressure were made during stimulation of the decentralized left SG at different frequencies from 0 to 20 Hz. The increases in aortic pressure and flow with SGS were larger in the GH, especially for low frequencies of stimulation. Stroke volume was increased with SGS in the GH at all stimulation rates, whereas in the M it was unchanged. A greater decrease in left ventricular end-diastolic pressure with SGS was found in the GH. These results suggest that differences exist in both the intrinsic and extrinsic control of cardiac output in the greyhound dog compared to the mongrel. These differences may be in part responsible for the elevated arterial blood pressure in the greyhound compared to the mongrel.
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