Effect of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty on circulating endothelin levels.

@article{Ameli1993EffectOP,
  title={Effect of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty on circulating endothelin levels.},
  author={S Ameli and Sanjay Kaul and Leticia Alonso Castro and Chetna Arora and Adrian Mirea and Prediman Krishan Shah},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={72 18},
  pages={1352-6}
}
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is frequently associated with vasoconstriction involving large vessels as well as microcirculation, but the potential mechanisms remain poorly defined. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that endothelial disruption during PTCA is associated with an increase in circulating levels of endothelin, a potent endothelium-derived vasoconstrictor peptide. Circulating levels of endothelin and other potential vasoactive mediators such as atrial… CONTINUE READING

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