The mechanisms of nitroglycerin action: stenosis vasodilatation as a major component of the drug response.

@article{Brown1981TheMO,
  title={The mechanisms of nitroglycerin action: stenosis vasodilatation as a major component of the drug response.},
  author={Barbara G. Brown and Edward L. Bolson and Robert B. Petersen and Christy M. Pierce and Harold T. Dodge},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1981},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={
          1089-97
        }
}
The effect of sublingual or intracoronary nitroglycerin (NTG) on luminal caliber in normal and diseased portions of epicardial coronary arteries was determined in 85 lesions from 57 typical patients with ischemic heart disease. Measurements were made from coronary angiograms, using a computer-assisted method and a carefully blinded protocol for analysis of the pre- and post- NTG angiograms. Luminal area in the "normal" portion of the diseased segment and at its maximum constriction and an… CONTINUE READING

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