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Molecular mechanisms of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in systemic hypertension (SH)-possible therapeutic perspectives.
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PMID:  22015318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) induced by systemic hypertension (SH) represents a maladaptive response to the increased overload. It is known that the LV pathological remodeling is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Secretion and production of vasoactive peptides, such as angiotensin II, endothelin-1, norepinephrine, and Rho and Ras proteins, are increased during the process and play critical roles in the hypertrophic response to systemic hypertension. Oxidative stress, heat shock proteins, calcineurin, and some kinases are also involved in the hypertrophic process. Usually, antihypertensive treatments are able to reduce elevated blood pressure levels, but are not always useful to slow or prevent LVH. Experimental studies performed in animal models demonstrate that some humoral factors, by suppressing the biochemical hypertrophic responses, could prevent their cardiac complications independently of their possible anti-hypertensive effects. Cyclosporine-A, scutellarin, and spironolactone are also included among these antihypertrophic substances. Thus, new drugs deriving from these molecules and humoral factors could be employed to antagonize LVH.
Federico Cacciapuoti
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1933-1711     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101312518     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Hypertens     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society of Hypertension. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
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