Effects of norepinephrine on the mechanical properties of the human radial artery in vitro.

@article{Girerd1998EffectsON,
  title={Effects of norepinephrine on the mechanical properties of the human radial artery in vitro.},
  author={Xavier J. Girerd and Philippe Chamiot-Clerc and Xavier Copie and Jean François Renaud and St{\'e}phane Laurent and Michel E. Safar},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={136 4 Pt 1},
  pages={624-31}
}
BACKGROUND The human radial artery has been proposed as an alternative to coronary grafts in subjects with coronary ischemic disease. Because this muscular artery is known to be prone to spasm, changes in its mechanical properties in response to catecholamines are important to investigate. METHODS We describe a new echo-tracking technique of high resolution that allows investigation, in vitro, of the diameter and the wall thickness of arterial cylindrical segments. In addition, a classic… CONTINUE READING