Prostaglandin E1 and intrapulmonary shunt in cardiac surgical patients with pulmonary hypertension.


Unlike many other vasodilators, prostaglandin E1 may reduce pulmonary vascular resistance without changing intrapulmonary shunt in patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome. Whether the same is true for surgical patients with cardiogenic pulmonary hypertension but normal gas exchange remains unclear. Data from the intraoperative records of 8… (More)


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