Regional pulmonary blood flow during acute pulmonary edema: a PET study.

We used positron emission tomography to evaluate the effects of nitroprusside or prostacyclin (NP/Prost) on regional pulmonary blood flow (rPBF) in 21 dogs after oleic acid- (OA) induced acute pulmonary edema and compared the results with data from 11 dogs given OA only and 5 given meclofenamate after OA. After OA only, a progressive decrease in rPBF… (More)