In pigs, inhaled nitric oxide (NO) counterbalances PAF-induced pulmonary hypertension.

In 6 anesthetized mechanically ventilated pigs we have studied the effects of inhalation of 80 ppm of nitric oxide (NO) before and after platelet-activating factor (PAF) administration (50 ng/kg iv). Our results show that NO inhalation causes a decrease in pulmonary arterial pressure and in heart rate without affecting other circulatory parameters. PAF… CONTINUE READING