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Nebivolol prevents myocardial fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction in salt-loaded spontaneously hypertensive rats.
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PMID:  22995800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: We have demonstrated previously that a high-salt diet (HS) produces myocardial fibrosis, left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, and renal insufficiency in adult spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), and that blockade of the renin-angiotensin system prevented those adverse effects of HS.
METHODS AND RESULTS: Eight-week-old male SHR were divided into four groups: controls received regular rat chow (0.6 NaCl); the other three were given HS. The second group was given placebo; the third, nebivolol (2 × 10 mg/kg/day) orally; and, the fourth, the same dose of nebivolol by osmotic minipump. Rats received respective treatments for 8 weeks. The data demonstrated that the HS induced increased cardiac mass (2.85 ± 0.05 vs. 5.36 ± 0.22 mg/g; P < .05 in control and HS groups, respectively); LV fibrosis as indicated by higher hydroxyproline concentration; further increase in arterial pressure (161 ± 7 vs. 184 ± 8 mm Hg; P < .05); myocardial ischemia; and LV diastolic dysfunction. Nebivolol ameliorated the adverse cardiac effects of HS, demonstrated by decreased LV mass and fibrosis and improved coronary hemodynamics and LV function.
CONCLUSIONS: The effects of nebivolol were independent of arterial pressure. The results of this study provide important laboratory data that support a rationale for nebivolol in the treatment of patients with hypertension having diastolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction.
Dinko Susic; Hassan Fares; Edward D Frohlich
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1878-7436     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Hypertens     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101312518     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Hypertens     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society of Hypertension. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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