Increased pulmonary serotonin transporter in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who developed pulmonary hypertension

ConclusionBy applying [11C]DASB and PET/CT, semiquantitative measures of SERT availability are demonstrated in the lung vasculature of patients with COPD and/or PH. COPD patients who developed PH show increased pulmonary [11C]DASB uptake compared to COPD patients without PH indicating an implication of pulmonary SERT in the development of PH in COPD patients.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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