Prostanoid release after lung transplantation.


BACKGROUND Increased pulmonary vascular resistance is frequently seen after lung transplantation. Thromboxane A2 is a potent vasoconstrictor of pulmonary arteries. Thromboxane-elicited vasoconstriction can ben counteracted by prostacyclin. The effects of lung transplantation on the biosynthesis of these substances were investigated. METHODS Pulmonary… (More)


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