Temperature changes stimulate contraction in the human radial artery and affect response to vasoconstrictors.
- Published Article
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Temperature changes commonly encountered in theatre during the preparation of radial artery grafts are likely to cause contraction. If rapid temperature change cannot be avoided during graft preparation, then topically applied glyceryl trinitrate will block these responses.
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