Effects of angiographic contrast media on venous endothelium of rabbits.


The effects of ionic and nonionic contrast media on rabbit venous endothelium were examined. In anesthetized animals, caudal mesenteric veins were exposed and perfused with the ionic contrast medium, diatrizoate, and the nonionic contrast media iopromide and iotrolan for 2 minutes at 5 mL/minute. Control animals were similarly perfused with physiologic… (More)