Document Detail

Prevention of coronary artery disease: recent advances in the management of hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23338675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
As coronary artery disease (CAD) still represents the leading cause of death worldwide, more efforts should be made to improve CAD prevention with both lifestyle changes and medical treatment. Elevated blood pressure has been identified as a risk factor for CAD; however, recent evidence suggests that lowering blood pressure too much could be harmful in patients at high cardiovascular risk. Despite the availability of a wide selection of antihypertensive drugs, new strategies and treatments are needed to improve blood pressure control and reduce cardiovascular risk factors associated with elevated blood pressure. New fixed-dose combinations have been recently approved; they usually contain an inhibitor of the renin-angiotensin system, a calcium antagonist and/or a diuretic. Although research and development related to new antihypertensive drugs has slowed in recent years, some new antihypertensive compounds with novel mechanisms of action or dual activity are currently in clinical development.
Chiara Recarti; Thomas Unger
Related Documents :
23024855 - Influence of aerobic training on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters in ederly hype...
7155315 - Inhibition of centrally-evoked pressor responses by neurohypophyseal peptides and their...
3305465 - Cardiac, respiratory, and renal responses to stimulation of the external cuneate nucleus.
15351305 - Effect of facial cooling and cold air inhalation on sympathetic nerve activity in men.
6782715 - Experimental cerebral ischemia in spontaneously hypertensive rats (shr): importance of ...
4341125 - Inhibition of angiotensin conversion in experimental renovascular hypertension.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311     Citation Subset:  IM    
CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands,
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

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

Previous Document:  Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Incarcerated Populations.
Next Document:  A case of successful use of microsnare to hold and pull the retrograde guidewire for the interventio...