Nitric oxide inhalation in pulmonary hypertension and severe respiratory failure.

@article{Max1999NitricOI,
  title={Nitric oxide inhalation in pulmonary hypertension and severe respiratory failure.},
  author={Martin H Max and Rolf Rossaint},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={432-6}
}
Inhalation of nitric oxide (NO) can cause selective pulmonary vasodilation in aerated lung regions; thus, it may be of benefit in the treatment of various forms of pulmonary hypertension and respiratory distress due to a mismatch of pulmonary ventilation and perfusion. The specific characteristics of inhaled NO exclude long-term treatment, but NO has been… CONTINUE READING