Low-level lead exposure changes endothelial modulation in rat resistance pulmonary arteries.

Lead exposure induces hypertension and endothelial dysfunction. However, the effects on the pulmonary vasculature have not been explored. In this study, rats exposed to lead acetate for seven days (4μg/100g on the 1st day and 0.05μg/100g/day i.m. subsequently) had lead blood level of 3.9±0.7μg/dL and increased right ventricular pressures. There was an… CONTINUE READING