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The effect of brain death on cardiovascular function in rats. Part I. Is the heart damaged?

Authors
  • Herijgers, P
  • Borgers, M
  • Flameng, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cardiovascular research
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1998
Volume
38
Issue
1
Pages
98–106
Identifiers
PMID: 9683911
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Myocardial damage, if present at all, contributes only minimally to the changes in haemodynamic profile seen after brain death in the rat, and the coronary endothelium appears to preserve its barrier and vasoactive function.

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