[Pulmonary reaction after protamine reversal of heparin in goats and rabbits].

Abstract

Protamine reversal of heparin is often associated with severe hemodynamic side-effects, including pulmonary hypertension in cardiovascular surgery. However, the precise mechanism of this transient pulmonary hypertension is not clear. Recently, it was reported that pulmonary intravascular macrophages (PIM) react avidly with and phagocytize various foreign… (More)

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