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Ekbom Tord - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To perform a subgroup analysis on those patients in STOP-Hypertension-2 who had isolated systolic hypertension. DESIGN AND METHODS: The STOP-Hypertension-2 study evaluated cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in elderly hypertensives comparing treatment with conventional drugs (diuretics, beta-blockers) with that of newer ones [angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, calcium antagonists]. In all, ...
Park J W - - 2004
Endothelial dysfunction of precapillary arterioles impairs nutritional microcirculation at rest as well as during post-ischemic reactive hyperemia. In this monocentric, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized cross-over study we investigated the acute effect of 50 mg sildenafil, a selective PDE-5 inhibitor, on resting and post-ischemic capillary circulation in twenty patients with angiographically ...
Stumpe Klaus O - - 2004
Drugs that block the renin-angiotensin system represent one of the most significant therapeutic interventions available for the treatment of hypertension. The angiotensin II receptor antagonists (AIIRAs), also known as sartans, are one such class of drugs that block the effects of angiotensin II by antagonizing the angiotensin II type 1 ...
Galzerano D D Department of Cardiology, San Gennaro Hospital, Naples, Italy. - - 2004
Antihypertensive efficacy, effects on left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and tolerability of telmisartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker, were compared with those of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). Adult patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension and an optimal acoustic window by two-dimensional echocardiography were randomised at baseline to 12 months' double-blind, once-daily treatment with telmisartan ...
Gilles Rozemarie R Department of Clinical Pharmacology, St George Hospital, UNSW, Kogarah NSW 2217, - - 2004
The functional existence of angiotensin type 2 (AT2) receptors in healthy humans is uncertain. A double-blind, randomized, crossover study was performed comparing forearm vascular responses to intrabrachial arterial PD123319 (a selective AT2 receptor antagonist, 10 microg/min) in healthy young, non-smoking volunteers following 1 week of telmisartan therapy (40-80 mg once ...
Franco Roberto J S - - 2003
Most hypertensive patients need more than one drug to reach recommended blood-pressure targets. We investigated the effects on 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) of the angiotensin-receptor blocker, valsartan, in combination with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), compared with the calcium-channel blocker amlodipine in a Brazilian population in a multicentre, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel group, ...
Grassi Guido - - 2003
The objective of this 12-week double-blind randomized multicentre study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of nebivolol, a recently developed beta-blocking agent with vasodilating properties, to the classical beta-blocker atenolol. After a placebo run-in phase, 205 mild-to-moderate middle-age essential hypertensives were randomized to either nebivolol 5 mg daily (n ...
Friedrich Matthias G MG Helios-Klinikum Berlin, Humboldt Univeritat Berlin, Berlin, 13125, Germany. - - 2003
The Telmisartan Effectiveness on Left ventricular MAss Reduction (TELMAR) trial will assess the effect of the angiotensin II (Ang II) receptor blocker, telmisartan, on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) compared with the b-blocker, metoprolol, at similar antihypertensive doses. The rationale is that antihypertensives reduce LVH, a cardiac adaptation to pressure overload, ...
Gil-Extremera B B Department of Internal Medicine, San Cecilio Hospital, Granada, - - 2003
This prospective, double-blind, randomised, parallel-group, multicentre study assessed the adjunctive effect of telmisartan monotherapy versus placebo in controlling blood pressure during the last six hours of the 24-hour dosing period. After a two-week run-in phase, 375 patients with essential hypertension uncontrolled on existing therapy were randomised to either placebo or ...
Manzo Bruce A - - 2003
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine patient satisfaction with and tolerability of a conversion from a long-acting calcium channel blocker, amlodipine, to felodipine. Secondary objectives were to compare the effect of the change on blood pressure and heart rate and the economic impact of the change. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Veterans Affairs ...
Millar-Craig M - - 2003
This randomised, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel group, multicentre study compared the efficacy and tolerability of lercanidipine with lacidipine. Elderly patients with isolated systolic hypertension (supine blood pressure >/=160/<95 mmHg) were enrolled and underwent a placebo run-in period of 14-27 days before random allocation to lercanidipine tablets 10 mg once daily (n=111) ...
Gaudio Carlo - - 2003
The aim of this study was to comparatively assess the effects of irbesartan and amlodipine monotherapies on left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in patients with mild to moderate untreated hypertension and echocardiographically determined left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Sixty hypertensive patients (35 men, 25 women; mean age, 52.8 years +/- 12.6) ...
Ingino C C Hospital Militar Central, Buenos Aires, - - 2003
This open-label, multicentre, multinational trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of telmisartan used alone or as add-on therapy in 2121 adults with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension. Patients received telmisartan 40-80 mg once daily for 12 weeks and could participate in the study for up to 96 weeks, or until a marketed ...
Crowe Alexander V - - 2003
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that high doses of angiotensin II receptor antagonists (AIIAs) may reduce proteinuria by a non-haemodynamic action additional to their effect on systemic blood pressure. METHODS: We tested this for the AIIA losartan using a prospective single-blind randomized design in patients with proteinuria (>1 g/24 h) ...
Li Y - - 2003
The antihypertensive efficacy and tolerability of losartan/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) and losartan monotherapy as initial treatment were compared in a double-blind trial in Chinese patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension. Patients were randomised to initial treatment with either losartan/HCTZ (50 mg/12.5 mg) or losartan alone (50 mg). The doses were doubled ...
Pedrinelli Roberto - - 2003
AIMS: To compare the effect of amlodipine, a prototype dihydropyridine calcium-channel blocker with lercanidipine, a newer dihydropyridine compound with lipophilic properties, on dependent oedema generation and interference with skin blood flow vasomotion in hypertensive patients. DESIGN: Single-blind, sequence-randomized, cross-over comparison of amlodipine and lercanidipine. Drugs were given at equipotent doses ...
Buranakitjaroen Peera - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Rilmenidine is an antihypertensive agent that selectively binds to imidazoline I1 receptor located in the brainstem and kidney. It acts both centrally by reducing sympathetic overactivity and in the kidney by decreasing water and sodium overload. This dual action leads to the immediate and delayed control of blood pressure ...
Schutte Aletta E - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The Finometer (FMS, Finapres Measurement Systems, Arnhem, Netherlands), which is the improved successor of the Finapres (TNO Biomedical Instrumentation, Amsterdam, Netherlands), measures finger arterial blood pressure non-invasively and computes other cardiovascular parameters from the computed aortic-flow waveform. The usability of the Finometer would depend on whether it is sensitive ...
Howes J B - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether dietary supplementation with isoflavones from red clover affected ambulatory blood pressure and forearm vascular endothelial function in postmenopausal type 2 diabetic women. DESIGN: Sixteen postmenopausal type 2 diabetics treated with diet or oral hypoglycaemic therapy completed a randomized double-blind crossover ...
Iino Yasuhiko - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Insufficiency of renal function and high blood pressure influence each other and eventually result in life-threatening endstage renal disease. It has been proposed that proteinuria per se is a determinant of the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The therapeutic strategy for patients with proteinuric CKD and hypertension should ...
Põder Pentti - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the pharmacodynamic interactions and safety of the co-administration of the calcium sensitizer levosimendan and the calcium antagonist felodipine in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and with normal ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: The study was a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study in 24 ...
Piha J - - 2003
Centrally acting (moxonidine) and peripherally acting (metoprolol) sympatholytic agents might have different actions upon penile circulation in hypertensive men with erectile dysfunction. A total of 11 nonsmoking, hypertensive but otherwise healthy men with erectile dysfunction were studied after 8 weeks on moxonidine monotherapy (0.4 mg per day, increased to 0.6 ...
Ohtsuka Sadanori - - 2003
The long-term effects of amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker, were examined in patients with moderate to severe hypertension. Eighteen never-treated patients with moderate to severe essential hypertension (49 +/- 8 years) were studied. In all patients, forearm blood flow (FBF) was measured by plethysmography before and 6 months after amlodipine ...
Neutel J M JM Orange County Heart Institute & Research Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA. - - 2003
The objective of this prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded-end point parallel-group, multicentre study was to show that telmisartan 80 mg is not inferior to a fixed-dose combination of losartan 50 mg/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) 12.5 mg in patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. The criterion for noninferiority was a treatment difference of < or =3.0 ...
Okin Peter M - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) predicts cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and regression of ECG LVH may predict improved prognosis in hypertensive patients. However, uncertainty persists as to how best to regress ECG LVH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Regression of ECG LVH with losartan versus atenolol therapy was assessed in 9193 ...
Sofuoglu Mehmet - - 2003
Preclinical studies suggested that combination of naltrexone and isradipine may be useful for the treatment of cocaine addiction. This study examined whether naltrexone and isradipine, alone or in combination, would attenuate the subjective and physiological effects of cocaine in humans. Seven cocaine users participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled inpatient ...
Fogari Roberto - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of benazepril and amlodipine in monotherapy versus in combination with plasma t-PA and PAI-1 activity in hypertensive type-2 diabetic patients. METHODS: After an initial 6-week wash-out, single-blind placebo period, 38 patients, 17 men and 21 females, were randomly assigned ...
Laurent Stéphane - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To review the safety and efficacy of the very-low-dose combination of perindopril 2 mg and indapamide 0.625 mg (Per2/Ind0.625) in essential hypertension, in relation to blood pressure control and target-organ damage. STUDY SELECTION: We included in this review several double-blind, randomized studies in hypertensive patients, including five main studies ...
Stergiou George S - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To provide a direct comparison of the trough : peak ratio (TPR), the morning : evening home blood pressure ratio (MER) and the smoothness index (SI) in assessing the features of the antihypertensive drug effect. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 27 untreated hypertensives were randomized to receive lisinopril ...
Holzgreve Heinrich - - 2003
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that diuretics and beta blockers impair glucose tolerance, whereas calcium channel blockers and angiotensin converting enzyme blockers lack this metabolic effect. We compared the effect of a combination therapy with a nondihydropyridine calcium channel blocker plus an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and a beta blocker plus ...
Rosei Enrico Agabiti - - 2003
The main objective of this study was to compare the anti-hypertensive efficacy and safety of nebivolol (5 mg once daily) and lisinopril (20 mg once daily) given for 12 weeks in patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension. Fourteen centres participated in this randomized, double-blind parallel group study. Sixty-eight patients ...
Lund-Johansen Per - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Of the study was to compare the leg oedema-forming potential of two different dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers in postmenopausal women. DESIGN: A total of 92 postmenopausal hypertensive patients [systolic blood pressure (SBP) 150-179 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) 95-109 mmHg were randomized to receive a 4-week treatment with ...
Bakris George L - - 2003
Data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) demonstrate that only 11% of people with diabetes who are treated for high blood pressure achieve the blood pressure goal of <130/85 mm Hg recommended in the sixth report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, ...
Pugh Peter J - - 2003
AIMS: Anabolic therapy with testosterone may be useful in the treatment of wasting associated with chronic heart failure but little is known about its cardiovascular actions. The aim of this study was to determine the acute haemodynamic effects of testosterone administration in men with heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twelve ...
Volpe Massimo - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Elevated systolic blood pressure is a more important risk factor for cardiovascular and renal disease than elevated diastolic blood pressure. Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is the predominant form of hypertension in the elderly. Effects of angiotensin II on the vascular wall and endothelium may contribute to development of ISH. ...
Vidt Donald G - - 2003
The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) compared four antihypertensive agents in patients 55 years and older: chlorthalidone, doxazosin, amlodipine, and lisinopril. The doxazosin arm was terminated early because of an excess of congestive heart failure. Chlorthalidone was at least equivalent to amlodipine and lisinopril in ...
Kalus James S - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immediate and short-term hemodynamic and electrocardiographic effects of Ginkgo biloba (ginkgo). METHODS: Healthy volunteers were randomized to receive ginkgo 120 mg or placebo twice daily for 7 days in this prospective, double blind trial. After at least a 7-day washout period, subjects were crossed over to ...
Kuramoto Kizuku - - 2003
We objected: 1) To compare the effects of azelnidipine and amlodipine on 24-h blood pressure; 2) To monitor the plasma concentration vs. the time profile in order to assess the association between pharmacokinetics and hypotensive activity after administration of either drug for 6 weeks. Blood pressure and pulse rate were ...
Fogari R - - 2003
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of benazepril addition to amlodipine antihypertensive treatment on ankle-foot volume (AFV) and pretibial subcutaneous tissue pressure (PSTP), two objective measures of ankle oedema. A total of 32 mild to moderate essential hypertensives (DBP>90 and <110 mmHg), aged 30-70 years were ...
Rossing Kasper - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Irbesartan was renoprotective independently of its blood pressure-lowering effect in the Irbesartan in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Microalbuminuria (IRMA2) study. However, blood pressure was evaluated by trough office blood pressure (OBP), which may underestimate reductions in 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (ABP). In the present study, we evaluated ...
Pepine Carl J - - 2003
The efficacy and safety of nisoldipine-extended release (ER) and amlodipine were compared in a 6-week multicenter, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel group, titration-to-effect trial in patients with stage 1 to 2 systemic hypertension (90 to 109 mm Hg diastolic blood pressure [BP]) and chronic stable angina pectoris. After a 3-week placebo ...
Elung-Jensen Thomas - - 2003
In chronic renal failure, the clearance of most ACE inhibitors including enalapril is reduced. Hence, with conventional dosage, plasma enalaprilat may be markedly elevated. It is unclear whether this excess of drug exposure affords an improved control of blood pressure. The aim of the present study was to evaluate short-term ...
Rosei Enrico Agabiti - - 2003
The main objective of this study was to compare the anti-hypertensive efficacy and safety of nebivolol (5 mg once daily) and lisinopril (20 mg once daily) given for 12 weeks in patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension. Fourteen centres participated in this randomized, double-blind parallel group study. Sixty-eight patients ...
Davis Belinda J - - 2003
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: To explore the effects of various antihypertensive regimes which achieve similar blood pressure control using a range of agents including the angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonist, valsartan, as monotherapy or in combination with two subclasses of calcium channel blockers (CCBs) (the dihydropyridine, amlodipine and the phenylalkylamine, ...
Podzolkov Valery I - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin II antagonists have proved to be effective antihypertensive agents with organoprotective properties. We aimed to clarify the effects of losartan and its combination with hydrochlorothiazide on 24-h blood pressures (BPs), central hemodynamics and microcirculation in essential hypertension (EH). METHODS: Forty patients with mild to moderate EH were randomly ...
Kes Sirri - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is one of the most important causes of cardiovascular disease, and treatment of hypertension leads to a significant reduction in cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Although calcium channel blockers are regarded as an important part of the therapeutic armamentarium against cardiovascular diseases, and are among the most frequently prescribed ...
Ajayi Adesuyi A Leslie - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is characterized by an initial compensatory, but subsequently deleterious, activation of both the renin-angiotensin (RAS) and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Incomplete suppression of the SNS may contribute to the residual mortality during optimal ACE inhibitor therapy in CHF. Carvedilol, a mixed alpha and beta-blocker ...
Neutel Joel J Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Hypertension, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, USA. - - 2003
Angiotensin II receptor blockers are well tolerated and improve compliance in hypertensive patients. The need for 24-hour blood pressure control has focused attention on whether all agents in this class maintain smooth antihypertensive effects over a 24-hour period. Insight into this issue emerged from a meta-analysis of five large, multicenter ...
Mounier-Véhier Claire - - 2002
A 90-day, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study was conducted to compare the efficacy of amlodipine (once a day) with nicardipine (two to three times a day), in the treatment of isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) in the elderly. Patients (n = 133) aged > or = 60 years, with ISH were ...
Klingbeil Arnfried U - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: Arterial hypertension leads to vascular structural and functional adaptive processes that are influenced by angiotensin II. To analyze the effects of AT receptor blockade on vascular function we determined augmentation index. METHODS AND DESIGN: A total of 60 patients (53 +/- 10 years) with essential hypertension mean [blood pressure ...
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