Protective effect of antioxidants on pulmonary endothelial function after cardiopulmonary bypass.

OBJECTIVES Pulmonary endothelium-dependent vasodilation is impaired after cardiopulmonary bypass. One explanation might be the generation of reactive oxygen species during the period without flow in the pulmonary artery. The aim of the current study was to investigate if treatment with antioxidants could improve pulmonary endothelial function after… CONTINUE READING