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Viernes 17 / mayo / 2013

Renin-Angiotensin System Blockers May Create More Risk Than Reward for Sodium-Depleted Cardiovascular Patients With High Plasma Renin Levels

Filed under: comentario — Mario Hernández Cueto — mayo 17th, 2013 — 9:21

Renin-Angiotensin System Blockers May Create More Risk Than Reward for Sodium-Depleted Cardiovascular Patients With High Plasma Renin Levels

comentandoPor:  Jean E. Sealey, Michael H. Alderman, Curt D. Furberg y  John H. Laragh.  American Journal of Hypertension, volume 26, Issue 6 Pp. 727-738.

Four recent reports revealed differences in survival rates among treated cardiovascular patients taking renin-angiotensin system–blocking drugs. Patients with higher on-treatment plasma renin activity (PRA) levels died sooner of cardiovascular mortality than those with lower levels. We investigated whether excessive sodium depletion might have induced the higher PRA levels and contributed to the greater morbidity and mortality.
We hypothesize that patients with high on-treatment PRA levels die sooner of cardiovascular events because they are excessively sodium-volume depleted. Moreover, renin-angiotensin system–blocking drugs may be harmful in such patients because they can functionally interfere with the effects of reactive rises in PRA that are triggered to prevent potentially dangerous falls in blood pressure, increases in plasma potassium, and falls in glomerular filtration rate.  [Actualizado: 17 de mayo 2013]

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