Changes in vascular ionic content and distribution across aortic coarctation in the dog.

Eight dogs were subjected to 80-90 percent coarctation of thoracic aorta, which produced a mean blood pressure gradient of 40 mmHg; six normal dogs were used as controls. Proximal aorta was compared with distal aorta, and carotid and femoral arteries removed after coarctation were compared against the contralateral vessels removed before coarctation. After… CONTINUE READING