E Quenby-Brown

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BACKGROUND Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a potent vasoconstrictor peptide elaborated by many cell types. Plasma ET-1 levels are significantly augmented in patients and experimental animals with heart failure. Enhanced levels of ET-1 may contribute to myocardial depression and alterations in sympathetic nerve activity in the setting of chronic heart failure. The(More)
We previously showed that CI-1020, an endothelin (ET)-A-selective receptor antagonist, dose-dependently blocked acute hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (PH) in rats. In this study we show that CI-1020 can reverse existing PH and prevent progression of right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH) in rats exposed to chronic hypoxia. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed(More)
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