Chronic hypoxia impairs pulmonary venous smooth muscle contraction.

Abstract

Chronic hypoxia increases total pulmonary vascular resistance and causes pulmonary hypertension. Although the effect of chronic hypoxia on pulmonary arterial tissue has been extensively studied, very little is known about the effects on the pulmonary vein. The purpose of the present investigation was to determine the effect of chronic hypoxia on pulmonary… (More)

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