Release of endothelin 1 and angiotensin II induced by percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.


Endothelial injury plays critical roles in acute and chronic complications after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). We investigated coronary endothelial injury and the release of vasoactive substances induced by PTCA. We examined 44 patients with ischemic heart disease who underwent elective PTCA to isolated stenotic lesions in left… (More)