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Nitrates in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Airways Obstruction

  • H. Matthys
  • K. H. Rühle
  • T. Haller
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The short-acting nitroglycerin (NTG) and the longer-acting isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) are known to relieve anginal pain and to increase exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery disease. The mode of action might be mainly due to a direct effect on nonstriated muscle fibers, especially those of blood vessels. Pantzer [7] described also a bronchodilating effect of nitrates which could be due to a direct effect on the nonstriated muscle fibers of the bronchial tree.


Pulmonary Hypertension Stroke Volume Airway Obstruction Pulmonary Artery Pressure Airway Resistance 
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  • H. Matthys
  • K. H. Rühle
  • T. Haller

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