Document Detail

Effects of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition on endothelial vasodilator function in primary human hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8365426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypertension in animal models and in humans is associated with a decreased vasodilator response to acetylcholine which causes vascular relaxation by release of endothelium-derived relaxing factor from the endothelium. Since lowering of blood pressure, particularly with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, improved the response to acetylcholine we investigated the effects of brachial artery infusions of ascending dosages of acetylcholine on forearm blood flow before and after 5 months of therapy with the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, cilazapril, in 10 patients with mild to moderate primary hypertension. Cilazapril decreased blood pressure from 150.8 +/- 14.4/98.9 +/- 4.3 mmHg during placebo to 138.8 +/- 15.6/88.6 +/- 8.9 mmHg (P < 0.01). Brachial artery acetylcholine infusions increased forearm blood flow from 2.95 +/- 1.5 to a maximum of 22.8 +/- 11.5 ml.min-1.100 ml-1 forearm tissue and decreased forearm vascular resistance from 48.1 +/- 34.1 to 6.9 +/- 6.9 units before cilazapril. This response did not change after cilazapril therapy. Our findings in patients with primary hypertension, therefore, do not support the concept that angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition influences endothelium-dependent vascular relaxation to acetylcholine to a significant degree. Whether this lack of effect on endothelial vasodilator function is specific for the vascular bed chosen for study or whether it represents a fundamental difference between animal models and human hypertension remains an important issue to be clarified.
W Kiowski; L Linder; R Nuesch; B Martina
Related Documents :
6391206 - Hypertension after ending captopril administration: pathogenesis in 2-kidney, 1-clip rat.
3323316 - Role of renal kallikrein in modulating the antihypertensive effect of a single oral dos...
7498206 - Acute effect of captopril administration on baroreflex sensitivity in patients with acu...
6381166 - Efficacy of low-dose captopril given twice daily to patients with essential hypertensio...
20409866 - Increased blood pressure, vascular inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction in androge...
9418726 - The effect of acute experimental retinal vein occlusion on cat retinal vein pressures.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European heart journal     Volume:  14 Suppl C     ISSN:  0195-668X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-05     Completed Date:  1993-10-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006263     Medline TA:  Eur Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Acetylcholine / pharmacology
Cilazapril / pharmacology*,  therapeutic use
Endothelium, Vascular / drug effects*,  physiology
Forearm / blood supply
Hypertension / drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Regional Blood Flow / drug effects
Single-Blind Method
Vascular Resistance / drug effects
Vasodilation / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
51-84-3/Acetylcholine; 92077-78-6/Cilazapril

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Ventricular remodelling: consequences and therapy.
Next Document:  Outcome of patients with untreated cancer of the prostate.