Platelet adhesion to areas of endothelial denudation following angioplasty is an important factor contributing to the limitations of this technique. Lipophilic S-nitrosothiols like S-nitroso-N-valerylpenicillamine (SNVP) are novel nitric oxide (NO) donor drugs with anti-platelet and vasodilator properties that are selective for areas of endothelial denudation. Here we assess the inhibitory effect of SNVP on platelet adhesion to angioplastied rabbit carotid arteries.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|