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Hypertensive patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) have a faster progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than their normotensive counterparts. The aim of this prospective, randomized study is to compare the effects of the calcium channel blocker amlodipine and the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril as first-line therapy on blood pressure, renal function, and urinary albumin excretion in hypertensive patients with ADPKD. Twenty-four patients with ADPKD with hypertension with creatinine clearances (Ccrs) greater than 50 mL/min/1.73 m(2) were included in the study. Twelve patients received amlodipine (mean dose, 9 mg/d), and 12 patients received enalapril (mean dose, 17 mg/d). The patients were followed up for 5 years. Baseline mean arterial pressures, which were 109 +/- 3 mm Hg in the amlodipine group and 108 +/- 3 mm Hg in the enalapril group, decreased significantly after 1 year of follow-up (amlodipine, 96 +/- 3 mm Hg; P < 0.005; enalapril, 89 +/- 2 mm Hg; P < 0.0005) and remained stable at year 5 (amlodipine, 97 +/- 3 mm Hg; P < 0.0005 versus baseline; enalapril, 94 +/- 3 mm Hg; P < 0.005 versus baseline). Ccrs, which were 83 +/- 5 mL/min/1.73 m(2) in the amlodipine group and 77 +/- 6 mL/min/1.73 m(2) in the enalapril group, remained stable after 1 year of follow-up and decreased significantly at year 3 in both groups (amlodipine, 67 +/- 5 mL/min/1.73 m(2); P < 0.01 versus year 1 and baseline; enalapril, 58 +/- 4 mL/min/1.73 m(2); P < 0.05 versus year 1 and P < 0.0005 versus baseline) with no significant change thereafter. No change was observed in urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in the amlodipine group (baseline, 68 +/- 21 mg/g; year 1, 52 +/- 21 mg/g; year 5, 148 +/- 74 mg/g), whereas it decreased significantly in the enalapril group at year 1 (baseline, 23 +/- 4 mg/g; year 1, 13 +/- 3 mg/g; P < 0.05) and remained stable until the end of the study at year 5 (14 +/- 6 mg/g). The investigators concluded that blood pressure was similar in both groups but only enalapril had a significant effect to sustain decreased urinary albumin excretion for a 5-year follow-up. Although proteinuria has been considered a surrogate of renal disease progression, further studies will be necessary to confirm this hypothesis in ADPKD, because after 5 years, no differences in renal function were observed between the enalapril and amlodipine groups. In comparison with patients with ADPKD with uncontrolled hypertension, effective control of blood pressure, as undertaken in the present study, should delay the onset of ESRD by approximately 15 years.
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In this population, the efficacy and tolerability observed with amlodipine maleate were similar to those seen with amlodipine besylate.
Hypertension is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and mortality. Patients who receive insufficient doses of antihypertensive agents or who are poorly adherent to multidrug treatment regimens often fail to achieve adequate blood pressure (BP) control. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and calcium channel blocker (CCB) combination tablet containing a regular dose of irbesartan (100 mg) and a high dose of amlodipine (10 mg) with regard to lowering BP and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
The average starting blood pressure in the study group was 149.3A+/-9.8/88.6A+/-6.8 mm Hg. In the lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide subgroup, both ibuprofen and piroxicam elevated systolic BP by 7.7-9.9% (p<0.001), which, during the acetaminophen period, decreased by 6.9-9.4% to 0.3-0.9% above baseline (p<0.001), increasing again by 7.0-7.7% (p<0.001) during the second exposition to these drugs. In the amlodipine subgroup, ibuprofen or piroxicam increased BP by 1.1-1.6% (p>0.290) only, and there were no significant shifts in the follow-up periods. Analogous deviations were observed with both measurement devices, in all the examinee's positions. In the control group, BP did not change appreciably.
The anti-anginal efficacy of amlodipine was investigated in patients with angina pectoris by means of atrial pacing during cardiac catheterization. Intravenous administration of amlodipine significantly increased the time to pacing-induced angina and reduced the area of ST-segment change for an equivalent pacing rate, suggesting an improvement in this functional marker of ischaemia. In addition, a significant reduction in the double product suggests that amlodipine reduced myocardial oxygen consumption.
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Olmesartan medoxomil (Olmetec, Benicar) is an angiotensin II type 1 (AT(1)) receptor antagonist (angiotensin receptor blocker [ARB]) that inhibits the actions of angiotensin II on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, which plays a key role in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Oral olmesartan medoxomil 10-40 mg once daily is recommended for the treatment of adult patients with hypertension. In those with inadequate BP control using monotherapy, fixed-dose olmesartan medoxomil/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) [Olmetec plus, Benicar-HCT] combination therapy may be initiated. Extensive clinical evidence from several large well designed trials and the clinical practice setting has confirmed the antihypertensive efficacy and good tolerability profile of oral olmesartan medoxomil, as monotherapy or in combination with HCTZ, in patients with hypertension, including elderly patients with isolated systolic hypertension (ISH). Notably, BP control is sustained throughout the 24-hour dosage interval, including during the last 4 hours of this period. In clinical trials, olmesartan medoxomil monotherapy provided better antihypertensive efficacy than losartan, candesartan cilexetil or irbesartan monotherapy, and was at least as effective as valsartan treatment, with a faster onset of action than other ARBs in terms of reductions from baseline in diastolic BP (DBP) and, in most instances, systolic BP (SBP). Combination therapy with olmesartan medoxomil plus HCTZ was superior to that with benazepril plus amlodipine, as effective as that with losartan plus HCTZ, noninferior to that with atenolol plus HCTZ, but less effective than that with telmisartan plus HCTZ, in individual trials. Data from ongoing clinical outcome trials are required to more fully determine the relative position of olmesartan medoxomil therapy in the management of hypertension. In the meantime, the consistent antihypertensive efficacy during the entire 24-hour dosage interval and good tolerability profile of olmesartan medoxomil, with or without HCTZ, make it a valuable option for the treatment of adult patients with hypertension, including the elderly.
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Both drugs produced the same MBP, carotid wall thickness, and stress. Trandolapril reduced PP and E(inc) significantly more than amlodipine, while both agents comparably lowered EIIIA-Fn. Total Fn and alpha-subunit were lowered significantly by trandolapril, but unaffected by amlodipine, indicating that ACEI alone contributed to both diminished carotid stiffness and decrease of the Fn-integrin complex.
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These findings indicate that alpha 1-sympathetic activity may play a role in the pathogenesis of the diurnal change of ischemic threshold in patients with stable angina.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of normal blood pressure (BP), pre-hypertension, and hypertension on progression of coronary atherosclerosis.
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Isoproterenol (150mg/kg/day) administered rats showed statistically significant rise in activities of LDH(1.02±0.19 to 1.85±0.05), CK(4.3±0.19 to 7.37±.27), AST(0.38±.03 to 0.78±.05) and ALT(0.19±.017 to 0.346±.027) in the serum. Pre-co-treatment of rats with nicorandil and amlodipine significantly lowered the raised levels of these enzymes and thereby restoring the enzyme activity to near normal as was clear from the chart i.e. LDH was 1.10±0.04, CK was 4.37±0.19, AST and ALT were 0.39±0.028 and 0.199±0.04 respectively.
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In a randomized multicentre trial, 263 of 522 asymptomatic subjects without CAD but at least one CAD risk factor in whom silent ischaemia by exercise ECG was confirmed by stress imaging were asked to participate. The 54 (21%) consenting patients were randomized to anti-anginal drug therapy in addition to risk factor control (MED, n = 26) or risk factor control-only (RFC, n = 28). They were followed yearly for 11.2 +/- 2.2 years. During 483 patient-years, cardiac death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, or acute coronary syndrome requiring hospitalization or revascularization occurred in 3 (12%) of MED vs. 17 (61%) of RFC patients (P < 0.001). In addition, MED patients had consistently lower rates of exercise-induced ischaemia during follow-up, and left ventricular ejection fraction remained unchanged (-0.7%, P = 0.597) in contrast to RFC patients in whom it decreased over time (-6.0%, P = 0.006).
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The role of heart rate reduction in the management of myocardial ischemia and chronic stable angina is pivotal. However, broad use and appropriate dosing of commonly used rate-slowing drugs is limited by their poor tolerability. Ivabradine is a selective inhibitor of the If currents of the sinoatrial node cells. If currents activity determines the slope of the depolarization curve towards the threshold level controlling heart rate in patients with sinus rhythm. Ivabradine, a compound of the benzocyclobutane (S 16257), exhibits a unique specificity for the If current and has a more favorable profile of adverse reactions compared to other If inhibitors. Accordingly, ivabradine has been used in the treatment of stable angina, where it presented anti-anginal and anti-ischemic effects equivalent to the effects of atenolol and amlodipine. Clinical studies proved the efficacy of ivabradine in patients with stable angina, while clinical data are awaited to verify its probable value in the treatment of atrial tachyarrhythmias and tachycardia due to ventricular dysfunction. Thus, the clinical value of ivabradine, which has completed clinical development for stable angina, is expected to exceed its role in the treatment of myocardial ischemia. In this context, ivabradine, promising efficacious and safe pharmacological management of heart rate, is a huge step in cardiovascular therapeutics.
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A novel preparation of perindopril arginine and amlodipine besylate was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on 21 Jan 2015, based primarily on a 837-subject, 6-week, randomized, multicenter, prospective, clinical trial. The maximal marketed dose of the combination (14/10 mg daily) lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure significantly more than either monotherapy, with a reduction in adverse effects (especially ankle edema), compared to amlodipine alone.
To assess the evidence for possible reduction of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and end-stage renal disease in diabetic patients treated with angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs) as an anti-hypertensive treatment.
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Chronic renal failure is associated with impaired phagocytosis. This was attributed to the PTH-induced elevation of basal levels of [Ca2+]i of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) and to the small calcium transient induced by the ligation of the Fcgamma RIII receptors of these cells with 3G8 monoclonal antibodies. The blocking of the action of PTH on the PMNLs of patients with chronic renal failure by their treatment with a calcium channel blocker normalized the basal levels of [Ca2+]i of the PMNLs and reversed the defect in their phagocytic property. It is not known whether such therapy would also restore the calcium transient in the PMNLs in response to 3G8 monoclonal antibody to normal. We examined this issue in 12 normal subjects and 18 hemodialysis patients; 9 of them were treated with the calcium channel blocker, amlodipine, and the other 9 did not receive such therapy. The treatment with amlodipine normalized [Ca2+]i of PMNLs as well as the calcium transient in response to 3G8 monoclonal antibody and reversed the defect in their phagocytosis. It is concluded that chronic renal failure is associated with deranged calcium homeostasis of PMNLs which causes abnormalities in the function of Fcgamma RIII receptors and consequently results in impaired phagocytosis. Therapy with a calcium channel blocker can reverse all these derangements in metabolism and function of PMNLs.
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The results of angiographic studies have suggested that calcium channel-blocking agents may prevent new coronary lesion formation, the progression of minimal lesions, or both.
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A post hoc analysis of changes in seated SBP (SeSBP) levels in patients treated with olmesartan 40 mg plus amlodipine 5 or 10 mg was carried out to investigate the distribution of SeSBP changes produced by this combination. Patients who reached the end of the 52-week study were categorized by size of SeSBP reduction from baseline as follows: =15 mmHg; >15 to =30 mmHg; >30 to =45 mmHg and >45 mmHg.
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A simple, selective, precise high-performance thin-layer chromatographic method for simultaneous determination of amlodipine besylate and metoprolol succinate in bulk and pharmaceutical combined dosage form was developed and validated. The method employed HPTLC aluminum plates precoated with silica gel 60F-254 (10×10) as the stationary phase. The solvent system consisted of toluene:ethyl acetate:methanol:triethylamine (4:1:1:0.4 v/v/v). The system was found to give a compact spot for amlodipine besylate (R(f) = 0.39±0.02) and metoprolol succinate (R(f) = 0.59±0.02). Densitometric analysis of amlodipine besylate and metoprolol succinate was carried out in the absorbance mode at 254 nm. Linear regression analysis data for the calibration plots showed good linear relationship with r(2) = 0.9990±0.0013 with respect to peak area in the concentration range 400-1400 ng per spot for amlodipine besylate and r(2) = 0.9993±0.0013 with respect to peak area in the concentration range 3800-13300 ng per spot for metoprolol succinate. The method was validated for precision, recovery and robustness. The limits of detection and quantitation were 39.99 and 121.20 ng per spot for amlodipine besylate and 234.31 and 710.03 ng per spot for metoprolol succinate, respectively. Statistical analysis proved that the method is selective, precise and accurate for the estimation of amlodipine and metoprolol.
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A comparison was made of the anti-ischemic effects of dihydropyridine calcium antagonists in isolated globally ischemic rat hearts. Pretreatment with amlodipine, nifedipine, nitredipine, or nisoldipine reduced reperfusion enzyme (lactate dehydrogenase) release and contracture after 25 min of global ischemia and 30 min of reperfusion. Increasing concentrations of all compounds resulted in proportionally smaller reductions in the severity of ischemia, with larger decreases in nonischemic tissue contractility occurring. Reperfusion function was significantly improved at 30 min with nifedipine only; however, at 60 min reperfusion function was significantly improved for all except nisoldipine. Washout data from nonischemic hearts (rate of disappearance of cardiodepressant effects) showed that the dihydropyridines washed out in the following order (fastest to slowest): nifedipine greater than nitrendipine greater than nisoldipine greater than amlodipine. Thus, these dihydropyridines are anti-ischemic, though at higher concentrations cardiodepressant effects increase disproportionately. Differences in washout also effect the ability of these compounds to improve reperfusion function.
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Losartan use was associated with a significant decrease in mean systolic (before losartan was started, 123 ± 14 mm Hg; before losartan was stopped, 111 ± 10 mm Hg; P ≤ .001) and diastolic blood pressure (before losartan was started, 78 ± 11 mm Hg; before losartan was stopped, 69 ± 10 mm Hg; P ≤ .001) and urinary protein excretion (before losartan was started, 51 ± 45 mg/m2/h; before losartan was stopped, 28 ± 34 mg/m2/h; P ≤ .001). However, losartan therapy was associated with a significant mean increase in serum potassium level (before losartan was started, 4.0 ± 0.4 mmol/L; before losartan was stopped, 5.7 ± 0.5 mmol/L; P ≤ .001) and decrease in pH (before losartan was started, 7.35 ± 0.0; before losartan was stopped, 7.23 ± 0.0; P ≤ .001). Losartan was stopped because of hyperkalemia and acidosis earlier in patients who were on tacrolimus than cyclosporine immunosuppression (tacrolimus, 3 ± 1 mo; cyclosporine, 4.7 ± 0.8 mo; P ≤ .001).