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Angiotensin receptor blockers and hypertension

Jaspal S Taggar

in Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199547579
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607266 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199547579.003.0015

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Angiotensin receptor blockers and hypertension

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The pharmacological management of hypertension involves modulating the reninangiotensinaldosterone system at various molecular sites. There are two main receptors for angiotensin IIangiotensin 1 (AT1) and angiotensin 2 (AT2) receptors. Angiotensin receptor blockers mainly inhibit AT1 receptors. Angiotensin receptor blockers have an established role in both primary and secondary disease preventionin particular, in patients with hypertension, renal disease, and heart failure.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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