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The Link Between Weight Loss and Heart Failure

... back on. The study focused on elevated levels of angiotensin II, a substance in the blood that causes vessels t...f the substance led to significant weight loss and angiotensin II was also linked to a decrease in blood and skeletal muscle levels of insulin-like growth factor 1...

Drug used to treat hypertension effective in countering Migraines

...ked to the lisinopril, which reduces the amount of angiotensin II, a drug such as Atacand, which works by blocking angiotensin II and called an angiotensin II receptor blocker, might be even more effective. Angiotensin II is a ...

Gene Decides How Much Exercise In Needed For The Elderly People

... first to show that a gene that controls levels of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) in the body may be associated with physical function in older adults. The researchers found that older exercisers who inherited a gene combination associated with the lowest ACE production were 45 percent more likely to develo...

Aliskiren: A New Treatment For Hypertension

... that controls the formation of a substance called angiotensin II, the key mediator in the regulation of body fluid volume and blood pressure. Aliskiren, which has not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, currently is in phase III trials as a stand-alone therapy and in phase II as combinat...

Heart Patients More At Risk Get Fewer Medicines

...de angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), and beta-adrenoreceptor antagonists. These drug classes have been studied extensively and recommended strongly by disease management guidelines, given their proven benefit of reducing the risk of death in patients at the ...

US Kidney Failure Rates show Stabilization After 20-Year Climb

...-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-inhibitors) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), which lower protein in the urine and are thought to directly prevent injury to the kidneys' blood vessels; and also to better control of diabetes and blood pressure. NKDEP encourages early diagnosis and management by incr...

Diuretics More Effective In Controlling High Blood Pressure

...high blood pressure than calcium channel blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, or alpha blockers. "Based on the results, the ALLHAT investigators recommend that in addition to lifestyle changes, diuretics should be the drug of choice for first line blood pressure treatment," said William C. C...

Combination Drug Therapy For Hypertension

... informed the importance of Valsartan (Diovan), an angiotensin receptor blocker in people with hypertension. Furt... (Norvsc) and ACE inhibitor Quinapril (Accupril) / angiotensin receptor blocker losartan (Cozaar) helps in bringing the blood presuure to normal range than any of ...

Birth Defects Link With ACE Inhibitor Use, FDA Reports

...Vanderbilt, found infants born to mothers who took angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) during the first trimester of pregnancy had an increased risk of major birth defects, compared with infants whose mothers did not take these medications. Out of 29,507 infants whose TennCare records we...

Beta-Blockers Should Be the Second Line of Treatment

...ow 55 years are to be given an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker. High blood pressure or hypertension affects approximately six million people in UK. Statistics shows that hypertension results in about 125,000 strokes and heart attacks every year. Prof Graham MacGregor, the chairman of the Blo...

Lower your blood pressure for good health!

...en considered interchangeable – ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers. Principal investigator of the study, Dr Bruce Neal, Senior Director at The George Institute said, "This has been a huge research effort spanning over a decade. The results have had direct clinical implications for hundreds of mil...

For High BP Patients, Preventing Enlarged Heart Decreases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

...lation, 2003), Weill Cornell researchers found the angiotensin receptor antagonist drug Losartan had a decided advantage over another anti-hypertensive drug, the beta-blocker atenolol, in reducing LVH. Left Ventricle HypertrophyChronic high blood pressure can lead to left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), a dange...

Protein Increase Decreases Risk of Heart Failure

...pled receptors, which include alpha-adrenergic and angiotensin receptors, play a role in cardiac hypertrophy and "have been implicated in being elevated in some models of heart disease," he says. "When these agents act on the heart, they stimulate pathways that lead to apoptosis and cardiac hypertrophy. It seems...

Lack of Evidence on Treatment for Narrowed Kidney Arteries

... inside the artery; or therapy with drugs, such as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), calcium channel blockers, and/or beta blockers. Some doctors also recommend statins to lower cholesterol, or antiplatelet medicines, such as aspirin. Patients treated only wi...

Hope For Bedwetting Children

... pressure, heart rate, atrial natriuretic peptide, angiotensin II, aldosterone and renin levels, but found no differences among the groups. Also, there was no difference in the amount of vasopressin between the two enuretic groups. “We found enuresis-related polyuria to be largely due to an abnormal nocturnal ...

Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

...n induced by the powerful blood-vessel constrictor angiotensin 2 can be prevented by drugs that suppress the immune response and consequent inflammation. “There are many pieces of evidence and we are trying to link them together,” says Dr. Zhu. Her research team is looking at genetic variations of four infla...

Most Hospital Performance Measures for Heart Failure Not Linked to Improved Patient Outcomes

..., angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD), adult smoking cessation advice/counseling, and anticoagulant at discharge for patients with atrial fibrillation. Although it is expected that application of these carefully deve...

Differences Between BP Medicines and Newly-Diagnosed Diabetes Identified

...tihypertensive drugs. ACE-inhibitors and the newer angiotensin receptor blockers, or ARBs prevent people from getting diabetes, and the older diuretics or beta-blockers, increase the chance that a person becomes diabetic, compared to either placebo (inactive sugar-pills) or calcium channel blockers according to ...

C-Reactive Protein Induces Hypertension

...he mice in the latest study were supersensitive to angiotensin II, which is a major circulating factor regulating...oteins in the vascular wall that are involved with angiotensin II. Also, the researchers discovered that the initiating mechanism is a lack of the key signaling ...

Beta-Blockers Should Not Be First Choice for High Blood Pressure

... antihypertensive drugs such as ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers — types of RAS drugs — were associated with the lowest risk of developing diabetes. Source-Newswie SRM...

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