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Telmisartan improves morphologic and functional changes in both left ventricular myocardium and carotid arterial wall in patients with hypertension: assessment by tissue Doppler imaging and carotid ultrasonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20456478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to clarify the beneficial effects of telmisartan on the morphologic and functional changes in left ventricular (LV) myocardium and carotid arterial wall in patients with hypertension (HT) using tissue Doppler imaging and carotid ultrasonography.
METHODS: Telmisartan (20-40 mg daily) was administered to 35 previously untreated patients with HT. Conventional and pulsed tissue Doppler echocardiography were performed after medication had been continued for 1-2 months with normal values for blood pressure (BP) (phase I) and for 12 months (phase II). Subclinical atherosclerosis also was determined by measuring the intima-media thickness (IMT) and stiffness β of the left and right common carotid arteries using B- and M-mode ultrasonography.
RESULTS: In the phase II, the LV mass index and isovolumic relaxation time were lower, the peak systolic and early diastolic mitral annular motion velocities were greater compared to the phase I. The stiffness β and mean IMT were lower in the phase II than in the phase I. On multivariate regression analyses, age, BP, and LV diastolic variables emerged as stronger predictors of carotid arterial IMT and stiffness β.
CONCLUSIONS: The 1-year use of telmisartan improved LV hypertrophy, regional LV myocardial contraction and relaxation, and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with HT. Our results support cardio- and arterioprotective benefits from continuous long-term telmisartan monotherapy, and combined analysis of tissue Doppler imaging and carotid ultrasonography may be a useful tool for understanding ventriculoarterial coupling in patients with HT.
Yukio Mizuguchi; Yoshifumi Oishi; Hirokazu Miyoshi; Arata Iuchi; Norio Nagase; Takashi Oki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-05     Completed Date:  2011-03-25     Revised Date:  2014-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  864-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers / administration & dosage
Benzimidazoles / therapeutic use*
Benzoates / therapeutic use*
Carotid Arteries / drug effects,  ultrasonography*
Elasticity Imaging Techniques / methods*
Hypertension / complications,  drug therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / drug therapy*,  ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers; 0/Benzimidazoles; 0/Benzoates; U5SYW473RQ/telmisartan

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