New Survey Finds Majority of Adults Don't Understand a Key Source of High Blood Pressure
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New target for maintaining healthy blood pressure discovered
...pressure target components of the RAAS pathway. For instance, ACE inhibitors such as captopril (Capoten) target the formation of angiotensin II, while aliskiren
(Tekturna) targets renin.
The team assessed the impact of the PG F2-alpha receptor mutations on both blood pressure and RAAS activity. They found t...
Two-Drug Combo Reduces Diabetic Kidney Damage
... the researchers warn that testing the combination of losartan (Cozaar) and aliskiren
(Tekturna) to block the activity of a molecule that damages renal arteries ...tages.
Losartan is often prescribed for high blood pressure in diabetes. aliskiren
blocks the pathways that allow the vessel-damaging molecule -- angiotensin ...
Blood pressure drug may have added benefit
...covered a possible added benefit of a novel new drug that lowers blood pressure.
Dr. Lisa Cassis and Dr. Alan Daugherty found in animal studies that aliskiren
not only lowered blood pressure but also significantly reduced artery-clogging lesions that are the leading cause of heart attack and stroke, the top ...
Aliskiren: A New Treatment For Hypertension
can possibly be the latest method of treating pati...rtension.
Data emerging from early studies of aliskiren
indicate that the new drug is effective as a singl...is now good evidence that as a stand-alone therapy aliskiren
reduces blood pressure significantly compared with...