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Administration of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors is associated with slow progression of mild aortic stenosis in Japanese patients.
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PMID:  21063877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
It is almost unknown which demographic factors or medications affect the progression of aortic stenosis (AS) in Japanese patients with mild AS. We identified a total of 194 patients with native tricuspid valvular AS, defined as a continuous-wave Doppler determined peak aortic valve jet velocity of ≥2.0 m/s, in whom echo Doppler studies were repeated at an interim of at least 6 months. Annualized change in peak jet velocity was calculated, and effects of age, sex, diabetes mellitus, blood pressure, serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, and use of statins and antihypertensive agents on the progression of AS were retrospectively evaluated. Peak aortic valve jet velocity was 2.36 ± 0.79 m/s (mean ± SD) and annualized increase in peak aortic valve jet velocity was 0.17 ± 0.32 m/s/year for all the studied patients. The increase in peak aortic valve jet velocity was lower in patients taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) than in those not taking ACE-Is (0.04 ± 0.22 vs. 0.20 ± 0.32 m/s/year, P < 0.05). Such protective associations were not observed for other first-line antihypertensive agents and statins. Multiple linear regression analysis revealed that ACE-I treatment, decrease in left ventricular ejection fraction, and higher peak aortic valve jet velocity at the first echocardiogram were associated with slower progression of AS. Administration of ACE-Is was associated with the slow progression of mild AS in Japanese patients. Prospective study to assess this hypothesis is needed.
Kana Wakabayashi; Takeshi Tsujino; Yoshiro Naito; Akira Ezumi; Masaaki Lee-Kawabata; Shinji Nakao; Akiko Goda; Yasushi Sakata; Kazuhiro Yamamoto; Takashi Daimon; Tohru Masuyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1615-2573     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, 663-8501, Japan.
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