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Effects of aliskiren-based therapy on ambulatory blood pressure profile, central hemodynamics, and arterial stiffness in nondiabetic mild to moderate hypertensive patients.
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PMID:  22863160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012;00:000-000. ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Aliskiren is a direct renin inhibitor that exerts its effect at the rate-limiting step of the renin-angiotensin system. This study was performed to examine the beneficial effects of aliskiren-based antihypertensive therapy on the ambulatory blood pressure (BP) profile, central hemodybamics, and arterial stiffness in untreated Japanese patients with mild to moderate hypertension. Twenty-one Japanese nondiabetic patients with untreated mild to moderate essential hypertension were initially given aliskiren once daily at 150 mg, and the dose was titrated up to 300 mg as needed. After 12 weeks of aliskiren-based therapy, the clinic, ambulatory, and central BP values as well as brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) were all significantly decreased compared with baseline (clinic systolic BP, 151±11 mm Hg vs 132±11 mm Hg; clinic diastolic BP, 91±13 mm Hg vs 82±9 mm Hg; 24-hour systolic BP, 144±12 mm Hg vs 133±11 mm Hg; 24-hour diastolic BP, 88±8 mm Hg vs 81±9 mm Hg; central BP, 162±16 mm Hg vs 148±14 mm Hg; baPWV, 1625±245 cm/s vs 1495±199 cm/s; P<.05). These results show that aliskiren, as a first-line regimen, improves the ambulatory BP profile and may have protective vascular effects in Japanese nondiabetic patients with untreated mild to moderate essential hypertension.
Tomohiko Kanaoka; Kouichi Tamura; Masato Ohsawa; Hiromichi Wakui; Akinobu Maeda; Toru Dejima; Kengo Azushima; Sona Haku; Hiroshi Mitsuhashi; Mai Yanagi; Jin Oshikawa; Kazushi Uneda; Kazutaka Aoki; Tetsuya Fujikawa; Yoshiyuki Toya; Kazuaki Uchino; Satoshi Umemura
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1751-7176     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888554     Medline TA:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
From the Department of Medical Science and Cardiorenal Medicinethe Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan.
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