Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have shown beneficial effects on endothelial function in patients with hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, however there are few studies evaluating the effect of treatment with this class on the reduction of C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
Considering that hypertension and poor placental perfusion are important features in PE, polymorphisms in the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and estrogen nuclear receptor 1 (ESR1) genes could be involved in the predisposition and/or development of the disease.
The selected and strong activity of some plants, such as that of Aframomum citratum on pancreatic lipase and that of Xylopia aethiopica on ACE, suggests their specific use in obesity and hypertension, respectively.
These results conclude that pearl oyster meat protein is a potential resource of ACE inhibitory peptides and the purified peptides, HLHT and GWA, can be exploited as functional food ingredients against hypertension.
In this work, we hypothesized that RGZ exerts a PPAR<i>γ</i>-dependent regulation of blood pressure through modulation of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-type 2 (ACE2)/angiotensin-(1-7)/angiotensin II type-2 receptor (AT<sub>2</sub>R) axis in an experimental model of high blood pressure.
Despite the success of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade by angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT<sub>1</sub>R) blockers, current therapies for hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases are still inadequate.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), drugs that disrupt RAAS function, are effective in treating hypertension and offer other renoprotective effects independent of blood pressure (BP) reduction.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are used primarily to treat hypertension and are also useful for conditions such as heart failure and chronic kidney disease, independent of their effect on blood pressure.
This study tested whether prehypertension ExT protects against hypertension and cardiac remodeling in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and explored the underlying mechanisms by examining the cardiac angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and ACE2 signaling axes.
Her most recent data included serum creatinine 2⁻2.2 mg/dL, Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) 50 mg/dL, creatinine clearance 20⁻25 mL/min, proteinuria at about 2 g/day, and mild hypertension which was well controlled by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi); her body mass index (BMI) was 21 kg/m² (height 152 cm, weight 47.5 kg).
The main approaches to the management of hypertension in CKD include dietary salt restriction, initiation of treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers, and diuretic therapy.
Patients with bradykinin-mediated angiœdema were more frequently women [33 (62%) vs. 44 (42%); P = 0.01], had higher frequency of prior ischemic stroke [12 (23%) vs. 9 (8%); P = 0.01], hypertension [46 (87%) vs. 70 (66%); P = 0.005], were more frequently treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor [37 (70%) vs. 28 (26%); P < 0.001] and were more frequently hospitalized in intensive care medicine [ICU; 11 (21%) vs. 5 (5%); P = 0.004].
Levels of EMP (CD144+, CD31+, CD62E+ and CD143+) were compared between three groups (10 SSc patients with PAH, 10 SSc patients without pulmonary hypertension (no-PH) and 10 healthy age- and sex-matched controls).
Since renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activation is the most important mechanism of hypertension in these children, the first-line therapy involves the use of inhibitors of this axis, including angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers type I, which also promote an anti-fibrotic effect.
We assessed the following quality indicators: (<i>1</i>) BP measurement, (<i>2</i>) uncontrolled hypertension, (<i>3</i>) uncontrolled diabetes, (<i>4</i>) angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker use among patients with hypertension, (<i>5</i>) statin use if age ≥50 years old, and (6) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use.