Endothelin causes portal and pulmonary hypertension in porcine endotoxemic shock.

Abstract

A porcine model of endotoxemic shock was used to test the hypothesis that endothelins (ET) mediate the sustained increases in portal and pulmonary vascular resistances. Anesthetized pigs (n = 18) were instrumented and pretreated with 1) saline as a control; 2) indomethacin (Idm), a cyclooxygenase (Cox) inhibitor; or 3) Idm + bosentan (Bos), a mixed ET… (More)

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