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Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction

Sarybaev A. Sh., Sydykov A. S., Maripov A. M., Sartmyrzaeva M. A., Mamazhakypov A. T. National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine Kyrgyz Republic, Togolok Moldo str. 3, Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyz Republic

Keywords: hypoxia, pulmonary vasoconstriction, pulmonary artery pressure, pulmonary hypertension, high altitude pulmonary edema

DOI: 10.18087/rhj.2017.4.2331

Pulmonary vasoconstriction plays a key role in distribution of the blood flow in response to alveolar hypoxia thus providing adequate gas exchange. We review interspecies and interindividual differences, basic mechanisms, clinical meaning and pharmacological methods of modulation of the hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
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