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ea0011p358 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | ECE2006

The vasodilatory action of oestrogen in isolated human pulmonary arteries

Smith AM , Sandher RK , Jones RD , Jones TH , Channer KS

Background: This study was carried out to assess the vasodilatory effect of oestrogen in the human pulmonary circulation. The influence of gender upon the response to oestrogen was also assessed.Method: Isolated human pulmonary arteries were studied by wire myography. Vessels were obtained from male (n=6, age 70±9 years) and female (n=6, age 59±9 years) patients. The study was approved by the local ethics committee. Vessels were p...