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Temperature changes stimulate contraction in the human radial artery and affect response to vasoconstrictors.

Authors
  • Oo, Aung Y
  • Conant, Alan R
  • Chester, Michael R
  • Dihmis, Walid C
  • Simpson, Alec W M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
83
Issue
1
Pages
126–132
Identifiers
PMID: 17184643
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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