Navigation Links
A ray of light on Cardiology

The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor ramipril, used for the treatment of hypertension, can retrieve, and may even prevent, left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), thereby lowering the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction (MI), a new study has shown.Results from the landmark Heat Outcome Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) study showed the drug to cause reversal and prevention of LVH in a broad range of patients – those with normal or controlled blood pressure, both with and without coronary heart disease.//

The HOPE study compared the effects of the ACE inhibitor in addition to standard therapy with placebo and vitamin E in a sample of about 7,580 high-risk patients with cardiovascular disease.In the HOPE sub-study, conducted by Dr James Chadwik and colleagues from the University of Baltimore, the electrocardiograms of 6,222 patients at baseline and at the end of the 4.5 year-long study were compared for the presence, regression or development of LVH. Cardiovascular outcomes such as MI, stroke and heart failure were also evaluated.

Among 92.9 per cent of the patients, ramipril either prevented or caused gradual regression of LVH, independent of its effect on blood pressure control. Adverse cardiovascular outcomes were also lower among those who did not develop LVH or experienced regression of their LVH, compared with those in which LVH developed or did not regress. However, 91 per cent of the patients who received a placebo experienced prevention or regression of LVH, which the researchers said was “intriguing” but was more likely to be due to other risk factor modifications among the study participants.

Since the regression of LVH found with the drug was independent of blood pressure reduction, the study authors suspect that ACE inhibitors have a direct effect in causing regression.Dr Gregory Bosen, professor of cardiovascular medicine at City Hospital in England, agrees that the research raises important issues. Dr Chadw ik said that monitoring changes in LVH status by ECG might predict outcomes for patients with the condition. “We think we can now reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and death by regression of LVH using ECG markers. The ECG is easily applied and relatively inexpensive.”

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene
2. “Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs
3. Hazards of sunlight
4. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
5. Arterial stiffness prevented by light drinking
6. New light on Cardiology
7. Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk
8. Dangers of sunlight
9. Nightlights could ward diabetic blindness
10. Unborn babies respond to light
11. Sensitive to bright light? You may have sensitive teeth also
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Diagnotes, ... by Tidelands Health, a three hospital system in South Carolina, to provide its ... lookout for technology that enhances communication, drives workflow efficiencies and improves provider and ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Park Cities ... live in or adjacent to the 75204, 75205, 75206, 75209, 75219, 75220, 75225, 75229, ... Greenway Parks, Bluffview, Midway Hollow, North Dallas, Plano, Preston Hollow and Park Cities areas ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Corner, VA (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... leading provider of innovative information technology (IT) solutions and digital consulting services to ... Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS) Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract in ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... May ... ... leading provider of Microsoft secure remote access connectivity solutions, today announced the ... platform for Microsoft DirectAccess. The new Celestix SecureAccess release will enable organizations ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Dave Newberry, broker/owner of Newberry Realty, recently announced his office ... luncheon on Friday, May 20. “We have raised over $1,000 for the table to ... Newberry. , PICC is a local Kent, WA, clinic that cares for drug-exposed babies ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016  As a teenager, an active and athletic ... damaged his heart. He continued enjoying sports and recreation ... Shepherd,s heart was giving out and he was a ... 2013, the Mesa, Arizona resident ... a heart transplant, the SynCardia TAH-t is the only ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016  While you may be familiar with watching a film or TV ... known as ultra-high-definition or 8MP in the Medical Industry.  Ampronix  is a renowned authorized reseller ... technology. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160502/362730 ... ... ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016 ... pay $55 million to a woman who says its ... court awarded Gloria Ristesund $5 million in ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , ... accusations against the company. In February, the same court ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: