Effect of almitrine administration on pulmonary arterial pressure in resting and exercising dogs.


In addition to its well-known ventilatory effect, a small rise in pulmonary arterial pressure or pulmonary vascular resistance is occasionally observed with chronic administration of almitrine. In order to test the hypothesis of enhancement of exercise pulmonary vasoconstriction by almitrine, mongrel dogs were studied at rest and during submaximal exercise… (More)