Nitroprusside and nitroglycerine in patients with posttraumatic pulmonary failure.


Pulmonary artery pressure is frequently elevated in patients with post-traumatic pulmonary dysfunction. To ascertain whether or not this increase is reversible and what effects such reversal would have on gas exchange, the vasodilators nitroprusside and nitroglycerine were administered to 11 such patients. Pulmonary hemodynamics an gas exchange were… (More)


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