Influence of 5-hydroxytryptamine on aortic valve competence in vitro.

@article{Chester2001InfluenceO5,
  title={Influence of 5-hydroxytryptamine on aortic valve competence in vitro.},
  author={Adrian H Chester and Martin Misfeld and Hans H. Sievers and Magdi Habib Yacoub},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={822-5; discussion 825-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The contraction of cusp tissue has been implicated to play a role in aortic valve function. The effect of the contractile agent 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) on the competence of isolated aortic roots has been assessed, and the vasomotor properties of 5-HT on aortic root tissue examined. METHODS Isolated porcine aortic roots… CONTINUE READING