The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has a key role in the maintenance of cardiovascular homeostasis, and water and electrolyte metabolism in healthy subjects, as well as in several diseases including hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy and dysfunction, coronary artery disease, renal disease and congestive heart failure. These conditions are all characterised by abnormal production and activity of angiotensin II, which represents the final effector of the RAS. Over the last few decades, accumulating evidence has demonstrated that antihypertensive therapy based on angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) has a major role in the selective antagonism of the main pathological activities of angiotensin II. Significant efforts have been made to demonstrate that blocking the angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1) subtype receptors through ARB-based therapy results in proven benefits in different clinical settings. In this review, we discuss the main benefits of antihypertensive strategies b

The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has a key role in the maintenance of cardiovascular homeostasis, and water and electrolyte metabolism in healthy subjects, as well as in several diseases including hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy and dysfunction, coronary artery disease, renal disease and congestive heart failure. These conditions are all characterised by abnormal production and activity of angiotensin II, which represents the final effector of the RAS. Over the last few decades, accumulating evidence has demonstrated that antihypertensive therapy based on angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) has a major role in the selective antagonism of the main pathological activities of angiotensin II. Significant efforts have been made to demonstrate that blocking the angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1) subtype receptors through ARB-based therapy results in proven benefits in different clinical settings. In this review, we discuss the main benefits of antihypertensive strategies based on ARBs in terms of their efficacy, safety and tolerability. © TOUCH BRIEFINGS 2011.

A review of angiotensin receptor blocker-based therapies at all levels of cardiovascular risk / Tocci, Giuliano; L., Castello; Volpe, Massimo. - In: EUROPEAN CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 1758-3756. - 7:4(2011), pp. 254-256.

A review of angiotensin receptor blocker-based therapies at all levels of cardiovascular risk

TOCCI, GIULIANO;VOLPE, Massimo
2011

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The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has a key role in the maintenance of cardiovascular homeostasis, and water and electrolyte metabolism in healthy subjects, as well as in several diseases including hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy and dysfunction, coronary artery disease, renal disease and congestive heart failure. These conditions are all characterised by abnormal production and activity of angiotensin II, which represents the final effector of the RAS. Over the last few decades, accumulating evidence has demonstrated that antihypertensive therapy based on angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) has a major role in the selective antagonism of the main pathological activities of angiotensin II. Significant efforts have been made to demonstrate that blocking the angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1) subtype receptors through ARB-based therapy results in proven benefits in different clinical settings. In this review, we discuss the main benefits of antihypertensive strategies based on ARBs in terms of their efficacy, safety and tolerability. © TOUCH BRIEFINGS 2011.
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has a key role in the maintenance of cardiovascular homeostasis, and water and electrolyte metabolism in healthy subjects, as well as in several diseases including hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy and dysfunction, coronary artery disease, renal disease and congestive heart failure. These conditions are all characterised by abnormal production and activity of angiotensin II, which represents the final effector of the RAS. Over the last few decades, accumulating evidence has demonstrated that antihypertensive therapy based on angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) has a major role in the selective antagonism of the main pathological activities of angiotensin II. Significant efforts have been made to demonstrate that blocking the angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1) subtype receptors through ARB-based therapy results in proven benefits in different clinical settings. In this review, we discuss the main benefits of antihypertensive strategies b
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