Justificación de la terapia combinada con IECA y bloqueadores de los canales de calcio en la hipertensión

Translated title of the contribution: Rationale of combined therapy with ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers in hypertension

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Abstract

Reduction of blood pressure levels is related with decrease in risk of cardiovascular episodes. However, various studies that evaluate the degree of arterial hypertension control confirm that the efficacy rate of antihypertensive therapy continues to be very low and that part of the failure to reach the blood pressure objectives is related with a fundamental use of antihypertensive monotherapy while combined therapy continues to be considered as a second level strategy. This review analyzes the advantages of combined therapy, basically referring to greater efficacy in relationship with the synergic and additive effects of different drugs on blood pressure, effects on several pathophysiological mechanisms of hypertension and inhibition of the counterregulatory mechanisms as well as in a reduction of the adverse effects.

Translated title of the contributionRationale of combined therapy with ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers in hypertension
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalHipertension
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007

Keywords

  • ACEI
  • Antihypertensive efficacy
  • Calcium antagonists
  • Combined antihypertensive therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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