An ultrastructural study of pulmonary capillary vessels in blood volume-overloaded rat.


Blood volume overload to pulmonary capillaries was experimentally induced by arterio-venous fistula between the left common carotid artery and the left external jugular vein in 42 S-D rats. The animals were sacrificed 1,2,4,8 and 24 weeks after the operation. Just after anastomosis, blood flow index of the shunted rats was about 4 times larger than in the… (More)


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