Almitrine enhances in low dose the reactivity of pulmonary vessels to hypoxia.

Abstract

Almitrine bismesylate (Alm) has been shown to increase arterial oxygen tension in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This effect is though to be attributable to the enhancement of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV). We evaluated the effect of various doses of Alm on HPV in terms of blood flow diversion associated with anoxic… (More)

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