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Original Paper

Effects of Captopril on Hemodynamics and Blood Gases in Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease with Pulmonary Hypertension

Bertoli L. · Lo Cicero S. · Busnardo I. · Rizzato G. · Montanari G.

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Divisione Medica Vergani, Ente Ospedaliero Niguarda, Ca’ Granda, Milano, Italia

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Respiration 1986;49:251–256

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: March 11, 1985
Accepted: October 02, 1985
Published online: January 15, 2009
Issue release date: 1986

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0025-7931 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0356 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/RES

Abstract

The effects of Captopril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, on pulmonary hemodynamics and blood gases were studied in 9 patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) and pulmonary hypertension (PAP > 20 mm Hg). Hemodynamic data were recorded prior to Captopril administration (50 mg per os) and for the next 60min. Following Captopril administration, significant reductions in mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) (p < 0.05), in mean pulmonary wedge pressure (PWP) (p < 0.05), and in total pulmonary resistance (TPR) were noted; significant reductions in mean brachial artery pressure (BAP) and systemic vascular resistance (SVR) were also recorded, while cardiac output, heart rate and blood gas tensions showed no significant changes. Furthermore, the higher the hypoxemia, the greater was the reduction in BAP (p < 0.05). We therefore feel that Captopril, when administered to COLD patients with pulmonary hypertension, may protect the pulmonary circulation from hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: March 11, 1985
Accepted: October 02, 1985
Published online: January 15, 2009
Issue release date: 1986

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0025-7931 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0356 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/RES


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