Adverse effects of topical prostacyclin application in microvascular surgery: an experimental study.

The efficacy of topical prostacyclin as an antithrombotic agent was tested in a model of microvascular trauma. Preliminary measurements were made to determine a suitable dosage. Twenty-seven central arteries of rabbit ears were then prepared and 32P-labelled platelets infused intraaortically. Arteriotomy (7 mm) was followed by intimectomy (5 mm). Fifteen… CONTINUE READING