Pulmonary hemodynamics and blood flow characteristics in chronic pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Chen1997PulmonaryHA,
  title={Pulmonary hemodynamics and blood flow characteristics in chronic pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Edward P. Chen and Hartmuth B. Bittner and Damian M. Craig and Robert Duane Davis and P Van Trigt},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={806-13}
}
BACKGROUND Lung transplantation is now an acceptable form of therapy for pulmonary hypertension, but controversy remains regarding the most appropriate surgical procedure. In this study, the changes in pulmonary vascular mechanics occurring in the setting of pulmonary hypertension were investigated using an adult canine model of monocrotaline pyrrole-induced pulmonary hypertension. METHODS Animals underwent pulmonary artery catheterization to measure right heart pressures before and 8 weeks… CONTINUE READING

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