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The Renin-Angiotensin-aldosterone system and heart failure.
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PMID:  24286576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Targeting components of the RAAS has produced significant improvements in morbidity and mortality. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors remain first-line therapy for all patients with a reduced ejection fraction. Angiotensin-receptor blockers may be used instead of ACE inhibitors in patients with intolerance, or in conjunction with ACE inhibitors to further reduce symptoms. Recent data support broader indications for aldosterone antagonists in heart failure, and the combination of an ACE-inhibitor and aldosterone antagonist has become the preferred strategy for dual blockade of the RAAS.
Authors:
Gabriel Sayer; Geetha Bhat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Center for Heart Transplant and Assist Devices, Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4400 West 95th Street, Suite 407, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA; University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
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