Pulmonary Vasodilation

The cyclo-oxygenase metabolite prostacyclin is a potent, short-lived vasodilator and antithrombotic agent. Intravenous administration of the commercially available form of prostacyclin, epoprostenol, relieves the symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension by dilating the pulmonary vasculature [99]. A stable prostacyclin analogue, iloprost, appears to be similarly effective when administered as an aerosol and obviates the logistical problems associated with maintained intravenous administration [100].

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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