Bronchial circulation in asthma.

  title={Bronchial circulation in asthma.},
  author={Helge Baier and William M. Long and Adam Wanner},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  volume={48 3},
Whereas the anatomical changes of the bronchial circulation in response to a wide variety of congenital and acquired cardiopulmonary diseases have been well described, little is known about its functional response. There is growing evidence that the bronchial circulation plays a major role in the pathophysiology of hyperreactive airway disease. The bronchial vascular system appears to be involved in mediator transport to and from target tissues in the airway wall, in the development of airway… CONTINUE READING