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The effect of eprosartan on reflex sympathetic activation in sodium restricted patients with essential hypertension.
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PMID:  21640689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AT(1) receptor antagonists possess sympathoinhibitory effects in animal experiments, but in human studies the results are conflicting. We tested the hypothesis that very short-term treatment with the AT(1) receptor antagonist eprosartan inhibits reflex activation of the sympathetic nervous system in sodium-restricted patients with essential hypertension. The effect of eprosartan on urinary sodium and lithium excretion, heart rate, blood pressure, and vasoactive hormones was measured during reflex activation of the sympathetic nervous system by a cold pressor test and by a sodium nitroprusside induced 10 mm Hg reduction of the mean arterial pressure. It was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, crossover study in 14 patients with essential hypertension. Glomerular filtration rate and renal tubular function were determined with continuous infusion clearance technique and vasoactive hormones with radioimmunoassays. Eprosartan had no effect on the increases in heart rate and plasma levels of noradrenaline during reflex activation of the sympathetic nervous system. However, eprosartan significantly decreased in fractional excretions of sodium (mean ± SD) (0.23 ± 0.22%) and lithium (3.1 ± 1.7%) during the sodium nitroprusside infusion, compared to placebo. Very short-term eprosartan treatment does not seem to have any sympathoinhibitory effects in sodium restricted patients with essential hypertension.
Henrik Vase; Thomas G Lauridsen; Carolina C Graffe; Erling B Pedersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1933-1711     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101312518     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Hypertens     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society of Hypertension. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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