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Persistent hemodynamic improvement with short-term nitrate therapy in patients with chronic congestive heart failure already treated with captopril.
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PMID:  1442583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To evaluate the therapeutic potential of organic nitrates in patients with chronic congestive heart (CHF) failure already treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, the temporal hemodynamic effects of oral isosorbide dinitrate, 40 to 120 mg administered every 6 hours to 11 nitrate responders who had been treated with captopril 89 +/- 32 mg/day, were studied. The administration of isosorbide dinitrate resulted in a significant decline in mean right atrial pressure, from 13 +/- 6 mm Hg at baseline (mean value of measurements performed every 2 hours for 24 hours with captopril therapy) to 9 +/- 4 mm Hg at 1 hour with persistent effect for most of the study period. Mean pulmonary artery pressure decreased from 38 +/- 7 mm Hg at baseline to 29 +/- 9 mm Hg at 1 hour, with effect persisting for 24 hours. Mean pulmonary artery wedge pressure also decreased from 24 +/- 6 to 15 +/- 7 mm Hg at 1 hour and remained significantly reduced for 20 hours. Systemic blood pressure demonstrated a transient decrease lasting 2 hours after initiation of therapy which was asymptomatic in all patients. The results of this study demonstrate a preserved vasodilatory effect of organic nitrates in patients already treated with ACE inhibitors. Nitrates mediated improvement in right and left ventricular filling pressures, and reduction of pulmonary hypertension demonstrates a rationale for the use of these therapeutic methods in combination and suggest the need for long-term evaluation of the effect of nitrate therapy in patients with chronic CHF already treated with ACE inhibitors.
A Mehra; E Ostrzega; A Shotan; J V Johnson; U Elkayam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-18     Completed Date:  1992-12-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1310-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center 90033.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Captopril / administration & dosage*
Drug Therapy, Combination
Heart Failure / drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Hemodynamics / drug effects*
Isosorbide Dinitrate / administration & dosage*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / physiopathology
Pulmonary Wedge Pressure / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
62571-86-2/Captopril; 87-33-2/Isosorbide Dinitrate

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