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Olmesartan Improves Coronary Flow Reserve of Hypertensive Patients Using Coronary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Compared with Amlodipine.
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PMID:  22906847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives: Hypertension impairs coronary endothelial cell function, coronary microvascular function and the coronary flow (CF) reserve (CFR). Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) have been reported to possibly improve coronary endothelial function and coronary microvascular function. The purpose of this study was to determine whether treatment with the ARB olmesartan was more effective for improving CFR than the calcium channel blocker amlodipine. Methods: Twenty patients with untreated essential hypertension (M/F = 13/7, aged 55.6 ± 11.6 years) were randomly assigned to treatment with either olmesartan (n = 10) or amlodipine (n = 10) for 6 months. CF was measured in the proximal left anterior descending artery by magnetic resonance imaging before and during intravenous infusion of adenosine. CFR was calculated as the ratio of the hyperemic to baseline diastolic peak flow before and after 6 months of treatment. Results: The extent of systolic blood pressure reduction was similar in both groups (-40.0 ± 19.1 vs. -48.8 ± 14.7 mm Hg, p = 0.26). The olmesartan group showed significant improvement of CFR (from 1.9 ± 1.0 to 3.1 ± 1.1, p = 0.005), but this did not occur in the amlodipine group. Conclusion: Olmesartan, but not amlodipine, improves CFR in hypertensive patients.
Takuji Toyama; Chizuru Sato; Keiko Koyama; Shu Kasama; Jun Murakami; Eiji Yamashita; Ren Kawaguchi; Hitoshi Adachi; Hiroshi Hoshizaki; Shigeru Oshima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1421-9751     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  230-236     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Gunma Prefectural Cardiovascular Center, Maebashi, Japan.
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