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Angiology ; 71(2): 139-149, 2020 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31694385

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The relative superiority of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on long-term clinical outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) with preserved left ventricular systolic function in the era of new generation drug-eluting stents is not well established. A total of 6436 patients with NSTEMI (ACEIs group: n = 3965 vs ARBs group: n = 2471) were enrolled. The major clinical end point was the occurrences of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), defined as all-cause death, recurrent myocardial infarction (re-MI), and any repeat revascularization. After propensity score matching analysis, the cumulative incidences of MACEs (hazard ratio, 1.334; 95% confidence interval, 1.045-1.703; P = .021), any repeat revascularization, and target vessel revascularization (TVR) in the ARB group were significantly higher than that in the ACEI group. However, the cumulative incidences of all-cause death, cardiac death, re-MI, target lesion revascularization, and non-TVR were similar between the 2 groups. Hence, although the mortality and re-MI reduction benefits were similar between the 2 groups, the ACEIs group showed more prominent ability to decrease the occurrences of MACEs, any repeat revascularization, and TVR compared to the ARBs group in these patients during a 2-year follow-up period.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Stents Farmacológicos , Infarto do Miocárdio sem Supradesnível do Segmento ST/cirurgia , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/epidemiologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/prevenção & controle , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sístole/fisiologia , Função Ventricular Esquerda/fisiologia
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Life Sci ; 242: 117181, 2020 Feb 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31863771

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AIMS: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) which have been used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, have also been shown to have anti-tumor effects against various cancers that include renal cancer. The aim of current paper was to explore the potential clinical impact of ACEI/ARB inhibitors in renal cancer. MAIN METHODS: We used several databases: EMBASE, PubMed and the Cochrane library, to identify clinical studies that assessed the relationship between ACEIs/ARBs treatment and risk of renal cancer incidence or survival of renal cancer patients. The hazard ratio (HR) with 95% confidence intervals were obtained for assessing the relationship between ACEIs/ARBs and renal cancer mortality. KEY FINDING: The HR for the relationship between ASIs use and survival of renal cancer indicated that patients with renal cancer being treated with ACEIs/ARBs had a significantly lower mortality than non-user (HR 0.723, 95% CI 0.568-0.921, p = 0.009). The HR for the relationship between ACEIs use and survival of renal cancer indicated that patients with renal cancer that used ACEIs had a higher mortality than non-users (HR 1.352, 95% CI 0.917-1.991, p = 0.128). The HR for the relationship between ARBs use and survival of renal cancer indicated that patients with renal cancer that used ARBs had a decreased of mortality than non-users (HR 0.818, 95% CI 0.691-0.969, p = 0.02). SIGNIFICANCE: This meta-analysis demonstrated that treatment with ACEIs/ARBs may improve renal cancer survival and reduce the mortality of patients with renal cancer.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/mortalidade , Análise de Sobrevida
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(49): e17963, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31804307

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Renin angiotensin aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi) and diuretics are among the most frequently prescribed anti-hypertensives. Individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are particularly at risk for electrolyte disturbances and kidney injury but the appropriate use of lab monitoring following RAASi or diuretic initiation is uncertain in CKD.We describe the frequency and time interval of lab monitoring during initiation of RAASi and diuretics in CKD and assess whether close lab monitoring associates with one-year risk of emergency department (ED) visit or hospitalization.We evaluated an observational cohort of 8,217 individuals with stage 3-5 non-dialysis CKD newly prescribed a RAASi (52.3%) or diuretic (47.7%) from thirty-six primary care offices affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital between 2009 and 2011.Overall, 3306 (40.2%) individuals did not have pre-prescription labs done within 2 weeks, and 5957 (72.5%) did not have post-prescription labs done within 2 weeks which includes 524 (6.4%) individuals without post-prescription within 1 year. Close monitoring occurred in only 1547 (20.1%) and was more likely in individuals prescribed diuretics compared to RAASi (adjusted OR 1.39; 95%CI 1.20-1.62), with CKD stage 4,5 compared with stage 3 (adjusted OR 1.47; 95%CI 1.16-1.86) and with cardiovascular disease (adjusted OR 1.42; 95%CI 1.21-1.66). Close monitoring was not associated with decreased risk of ED visit or hospitalization.Close lab monitoring during initiation of RAASi or diuretics was more common in participants with cardiovascular disease and advanced CKD suggesting physicians selected high-risk individuals for close monitoring. As nearly 80% of individuals did not receive close lab monitoring there may be value in future research on electronic physician decision tools targeted at lab monitoring.


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Assistência Ambulatorial/estatística & dados numéricos , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Testes de Função Renal/estatística & dados numéricos , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/epidemiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/administração & dosagem , Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , Boston , Comorbidade , Diuréticos/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Antagonistas de Receptores de Mineralocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Potássio/sangue , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina/efeitos dos fármacos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Lancet ; 394(10211): 1816-1826, 2019 11 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31668726

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BACKGROUND: Uncertainty remains about the optimal monotherapy for hypertension, with current guidelines recommending any primary agent among the first-line drug classes thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, and non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, in the absence of comorbid indications. Randomised trials have not further refined this choice. METHODS: We developed a comprehensive framework for real-world evidence that enables comparative effectiveness and safety evaluation across many drugs and outcomes from observational data encompassing millions of patients, while minimising inherent bias. Using this framework, we did a systematic, large-scale study under a new-user cohort design to estimate the relative risks of three primary (acute myocardial infarction, hospitalisation for heart failure, and stroke) and six secondary effectiveness and 46 safety outcomes comparing all first-line classes across a global network of six administrative claims and three electronic health record databases. The framework addressed residual confounding, publication bias, and p-hacking using large-scale propensity adjustment, a large set of control outcomes, and full disclosure of hypotheses tested. FINDINGS: Using 4·9 million patients, we generated 22 000 calibrated, propensity-score-adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) comparing all classes and outcomes across databases. Most estimates revealed no effectiveness differences between classes; however, thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics showed better primary effectiveness than angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors: acute myocardial infarction (HR 0·84, 95% CI 0·75-0·95), hospitalisation for heart failure (0·83, 0·74-0·95), and stroke (0·83, 0·74-0·95) risk while on initial treatment. Safety profiles also favoured thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics over angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. The non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers were significantly inferior to the other four classes. INTERPRETATION: This comprehensive framework introduces a new way of doing observational health-care science at scale. The approach supports equivalence between drug classes for initiating monotherapy for hypertension-in keeping with current guidelines, with the exception of thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics superiority to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and the inferiority of non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers. FUNDING: US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, Janssen Research & Development, IQVIA, South Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/efeitos adversos , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Criança , Estudos de Coortes , Pesquisa Comparativa da Efetividade/métodos , Bases de Dados Factuais , Diuréticos/efeitos adversos , Diuréticos/uso terapêutico , Medicina Baseada em Evidências/métodos , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/etiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Hipertensão/complicações , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/etiologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/prevenção & controle , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle , Adulto Jovem
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Cardiovasc Hematol Agents Med Chem ; 17(2): 144-151, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31629400

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INTRODUCTION: Recent findings have shown that in Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) patients, elevated troponin is associated with increased mortality. However, due to concerns of cerebral hypoperfusion and hemorrhagic transformation, current practice has been slow to apply proven cardiac therapies to these patients. This study aims to determine this rate of utilization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center review of 83 patients with AIS and measured troponin was conducted. Patients were stratified based on elevated and non-elevated troponin. Between groups, we measured the utilization of evidence-based cardiac therapies and used a univariate logistic regression to compare outcomes of mortality, re-hospitalization, recurrent acute ischemic stroke, recurrent acute myocardial infarction, and a composite of these outcomes. RESULTS: Of 83 patients, 25 had elevated troponin and 58 had non-elevated troponin. There was no statistical difference in the use of cardiac therapies between the two groups. Adenosine diphosphate P2Y12 antagonists were infrequently used in both elevated and non-elevated troponin groups at 32% vs. 24% (p = 0.64), as were Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE-I) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) at 56% vs. 69% (p = 0.38). Those in the elevated troponin group encountered a statistically significant increase in composite endpoint 64% vs. 33% (Odds Ratio [OR] 7.28, 95% Confidence interval [CI] 2.19-28.88, p<0.01). CONCLUSION: Cardiac therapies are underutilized in patients with acute ischemic stroke and elevated troponin levels. In turn, this low usage may explain the increase in morbidity and mortality seen in these patients and the use of such therapies should be considered when treating this subset of patients as the cardio protective nature of these therapies may outweigh the risks associated with them in AIS patients.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Infarto do Miocárdio/prevenção & controle , Antagonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/uso terapêutico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/sangue , Troponina/sangue , Idoso , Isquemia Encefálica/sangue , Isquemia Encefálica/complicações , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Infarto do Miocárdio/sangue , Infarto do Miocárdio/etiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/complicações
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Mayo Clin Proc ; 94(11): 2220-2229, 2019 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31619367

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the patterns of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ACE-I/ARB) discontinuation in the setting of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression in real-world clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified incident ACE-I/ARB users with a baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥15 mL/min/1.73 m2 and without end-stage renal disease in the Geisinger Health System between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2015. We investigated the associations of CKD stage, hospitalizations with and without acute kidney injury (AKI), serum potassium, bicarbonate level, thiazide, and loop diuretic use with ACE-I/ARB discontinuation. RESULTS: Among the 53,912 ACE-I/ARB users, the mean age was 59.9 years, and 50.6% were female. More than half of users discontinued ACE-I/ARB within 5 years of therapy initiation. The risk of ACE-I/ARB discontinuation increased with more advanced CKD stage. For example, patients who initiated ACE-I/ARB with CKD stage G4 (eGFR: 15-29 mL/min/1.73 m2) were 2.09-fold (95% CI, 1.87-2.34) more likely to discontinue therapy than those with eGFR ≥ 90 mL/min/1.73 m2. Potassium level greater than 5.3 mEq/L, systolic blood pressure ≤ 90 mm Hg, bicarbonate level < 22 mmol/L, and intervening hospitalization-particularly AKI-related-were also strong risk factors for ACE-I/ARB discontinuation. Thiazide diuretic use was associated with lower risk, whereas loop diuretic use was associated with higher risk of discontinuation. CONCLUSION: In a real-world cohort, discontinuation of ACE-I/ARB was common, particularly in patients with lower eGFR. Hyperkalemia, hypotension, low bicarbonate level, and hospitalization (AKI-related, in particular) were associated with a higher risk of ACE-I/ARB discontinuation. Additional studies are needed to evaluate the risk-benefit balance of discontinuing ACE-I/ARB in the setting of CKD progression.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Adesão à Medicação , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/sangue , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/fisiopatologia , Fatores de Risco
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F1000Res ; 82019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31583081

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Since the association of microalbuminuria (MAU) with cardiovascular (CV) risk was described, a huge number of reports have emerged. MAU is a specific integrated marker of CV risk and targets organ damage in patients with hypertension, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and diabetes and its recognition is important for identifying patients at a high or very high global CV risk. The gold standard for diagnosis is albumin measured in 24-hour urine collection (normal values of less than 30 mg/day, MAU of 30 to 300 mg/day, macroalbuminuria of more than 300 mg/day) or, more practically, the determination of urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio in a urine morning sample (30 to 300 mg/g). MAU screening is mandatory in individuals at risk of developing or presenting elevated global CV risk. Evidence has shown that intensive treatment could turn MAU into normoalbuminuria. Intensive treatment with the administration of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker, in combination with other anti-hypertensive drugs and drugs covering other aspects of CV risk, such as mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, new anti-diabetic drugs, and statins, can diminish the risk accompanying albuminuria in hypertensive patients with or without CKD and diabetes.


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Albuminúria/diagnóstico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Diabetes Mellitus , Humanos , Hipertensão/complicações , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/complicações , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(41): e17566, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31593141

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RATIONALE: Coexistence of Fabry disease and IgM nephropathy is rare. The varying severity and unapparent clinical manifestation of Fabry disease makes it difficult to recognize when coexisting with another more prevalent cause of nephropathy requiring electron microscopy and genetic testing to confirm their coexistence. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old female presented with proteinuria without any clinical signs or family history of Fabry disease. DIAGNOSES: Immunostaining of the renal biopsy identified mesangial IgM deposition diagnosing it as IgM nephropathy. The light microscopy indicated prominent vacuolization of podocytes. Further examination of toluidine blue stained semi-thin sections and electron microscopy revealed blue bodies and myelin bodies in the cytoplasm of podocytes, respectively. Mutation analysis detected missense mutation establishing the diagnosis of coexisting Fabry disease. INTERVENTIONS: The patient was treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Enzyme replacement therapy was not administered due to financial constraints. OUTCOMES: After 2 months of treatment the patient demonstrated urine protein to creatinine ratio of 0.21 g/g. LESSONS: Identifying coexistence of Fabry disease with other nephropathy requires meticulous pathologic investigations including electron microscopy especially when Fabry disease presents with atypical phenotype.


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Doença de Fabry/complicações , Glomerulonefrite/diagnóstico , Imunoglobulina M/imunologia , Podócitos/ultraestrutura , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Terapia de Reposição de Enzimas/economia , Doença de Fabry/diagnóstico , Doença de Fabry/genética , Doença de Fabry/patologia , Feminino , Glomerulonefrite/complicações , Glomerulonefrite/tratamento farmacológico , Glomerulonefrite/patologia , Humanos , Microscopia Eletrônica/métodos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto/genética , Podócitos/patologia , Proteinúria/diagnóstico , Proteinúria/etiologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4597-4602, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519556

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Our previous review of the literature assessed the existing knowledge (until 2000) about the possible link between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and factors influencing the development of malignancies. We reviewed the literature for reports of statistical associations (or lack thereof) between ACEi treatment and incidence of specific cancers (e.g. breast, gastrointestinal, and skin). We concluded then that results from the epidemiological studies are conflicting, even taking the different methodology and endpoints into consideration, and thus inconclusive. Further investigation is needed beyond the observation period of most of these studies, and additional experimental studies are needed also to study the mechanisms by which agents blocking the renin-angiotensin system may obtain their inhibitory effect on tumor growth and metastasis. The present review elaborates further with more recent evidence from numerous human clinical studies from the past two decades (including large epidemiological studies, and long-term prospective and retrospective studies) on a protective association between ACEi treatment and the prognosis of patients with specific cancer types, malignancy characteristics or stage. Moreover, treatment with ACEI/angiotensin receptor blockers represents an adjuvant therapy with synergistic effects to chemotherapy and may improve patient outcomes (i.e. progression-free survival, and prolonged overall survival) in different types of cancers.


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Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/mortalidade , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina/efeitos dos fármacos , Bloqueadores do Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina II/farmacologia , Bloqueadores do Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina II/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/farmacologia , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Animais , Anti-Hipertensivos/farmacologia , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Estudos Clínicos como Assunto , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Neoplasias/etiologia , Prognóstico , Resultado do Tratamento
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 4202, 2019 09 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519895

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It remains disputable about perioperative use of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors (RASi) and their outcome effects. This multicenter retrospective cohort study examines association between use of perioperative RASi and outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft and/or valve surgery. After the exclusion, the patients are divided into 2 groups with or without preoperative RASi (PreRASi, n = 8581), or 2 groups with or without postoperative RASi (PostRASi, n = 8130). With using of propensity scores matching to reduce treatment selection bias, the study shows that PreRASi is associated with a significant reduction in postoperative 30-day mortality compared with without one (3.41% vs. 5.02%); PostRASi is associated with reduced long-term mortality rate compared with without one (6.62% vs. 7.70% at 2-year; 17.09% vs. 19.95% at 6-year). The results suggest that perioperative use of RASi has a significant benefit for the postoperative and long-term survival among patients undergoing cardiac surgery.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Assistência Perioperatória , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina/efeitos dos fármacos , Idoso , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Ponte de Artéria Coronária , Feminino , Valvas Cardíacas/cirurgia , Humanos , Masculino , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Pharmacol Rev ; 71(4): 539-570, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31537750

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Despite the success of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade by angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) blockers, current therapies for hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases are still inadequate. Identification of additional components of the RAS and associated vasoactive pathways, as well as new structural and functional insights into established targets, have led to novel therapeutic approaches with the potential to provide improved cardiovascular protection and better blood pressure control and/or reduced adverse side effects. The simultaneous modulation of several neurohumoral mediators in key interconnected blood pressure-regulating pathways has been an attractive approach to improve treatment efficacy, and several novel approaches involve combination therapy or dual-acting agents. In addition, increased understanding of the complexity of the RAS has led to novel approaches aimed at upregulating the ACE2/angiotensin-(1-7)/Mas axis to counter-regulate the harmful effects of the ACE/angiotensin II/angiotensin III/AT1R axis. These advances have opened new avenues for the development of novel drugs targeting the RAS to better treat hypertension and heart failure. Here we focus on new therapies in preclinical and early clinical stages of development, including novel small molecule inhibitors and receptor agonists/antagonists, less conventional strategies such as gene therapy to suppress angiotensinogen at the RNA level, recombinant ACE2 protein, and novel bispecific designer peptides.


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Bloqueadores do Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina II/farmacologia , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/farmacologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina/efeitos dos fármacos , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia , Bloqueadores do Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina II/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Animais , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Pressão Sanguínea/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Terapia de Alvo Molecular
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J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst ; 20(3): 1470320319868890, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31486700

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BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the influence of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors on endothelial function and blood pressure in patients with essential hypertension on long-term angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy. METHOD: The study was designed as a prospective, double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover clinical trial. Twenty patients with essential hypertension were treated with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor; the control group included 10 healthy subjects. Hypertensive patients received in random order 80 mg of fluvastatin daily or placebo for 6 weeks. The following parameters were assessed at baseline and after each treatment period: serum lipids, flow-mediated vasodilation, activity of von Willebrand factor, concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor, C-reactive protein and 24-hour blood pressure profile. RESULTS: Hypertensive patients did not differ from healthy subjects with respect to age, body mass and biochemical parameters, with the exception of C-reactive protein, which was higher in hypertensive patients (P=0.02). After statin therapy, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (P<0.0001), C-reactive protein (P=0.03), von Willebrand factor (P=0.03) and vascular endothelial growth factor (P<0.01) decreased and flow-mediated vasodilation improved (P<0.001). Statins had no significant effect on blood pressure. CONCLUSIONS: Statins added to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors may improve endothelial function and ameliorate inflammation independently of blood pressure.


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Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Endotélio Vascular/fisiopatologia , Hipertensão Essencial/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão Essencial/fisiopatologia , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/farmacologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Quimioterapia Combinada , Endotélio Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipertensão Essencial/sangue , Feminino , Fluvastatina/farmacologia , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/farmacologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Placebos
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Hypertension ; 74(5): 1075-1083, 2019 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31495277

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Despite the availability of multiple antihypertensive drugs targeting the different pathways implicated in its pathophysiology, hypertension remains poorly controlled worldwide, and its prevalence is increasing because of the aging of the population and the obesity epidemic. Although nonadherence to treatment contributes to uncontrolled hypertension, it is likely that not all the pathophysiological mechanisms are neutralized by the various classes of antihypertensive treatment currently available, and, the counter-regulatory mechanisms triggered by these treatments may decrease their blood pressure-lowering effect. The development of new antihypertensive drugs acting on new targets, with different modes of action, therefore, remains essential, to improve blood pressure control and reduce the residual burden of cardiovascular risks further. However, the difficulties encountered in the conception, development, costs, and delivery to the market of new classes of antihypertensive agents highlights the hurdles that must be overcome to release and to evaluate their long-term safety and efficacy for hypertension only, especially because of the market pressure of cheap generic drugs. New chemical entities with blood pressure-lowering efficacy are thus being developed more for heart failure or diabetic kidney disease, 2 diseases pathophysiologically associated with hypertension. These include dual angiotensin II receptor-neprilysin inhibitors, soluble guanylate cyclase stimulators, nonsteroidal dihydropyridine-based mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, as well as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors. However, centrally acting aminopeptidase A inhibitors and endothelin receptor antagonists have a dedicated program of development for hypertension. All these emergent drug classes and their potential use in hypertension are reviewed here.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/farmacologia , Drogas em Investigação/química , Drogas em Investigação/classificação , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Neprilisina/efeitos dos fármacos , Aminobutiratos/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/farmacologia , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Aprovação de Drogas , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Feminino , Previsões , Humanos , Hipertensão/diagnóstico , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Masculino , Segurança do Paciente , Tetrazóis/uso terapêutico
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Molecules ; 24(15)2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31370142

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Hypertension is considered a major public health issue due to its high prevalence and subsequent risk of cardiovascular and kidney diseases. Thus, the search for new antihypertensive compounds remains of great interest. Snake venoms provide an abundant source of lead molecules that affect the cardiovascular system, which makes them prominent from a pharmaceutical perspective. Such snake venom components include bradykinin potentiating peptides (proline-rich oligopeptides), natriuretic peptides, phospholipases A2, serine-proteases and vascular endothelial growth factors. Some heparin binding hypotensive factors, three-finger toxins and 5' nucleotidases can also exert blood pressure lowering activity. Great advances have been made during the last decade regarding the understanding of the mechanism of action of these hypotensive proteins. Bradykinin potentiating peptides exert their action primarily by inhibiting the angiotensin-converting enzyme and increasing the effect of endogenous bradykinin. Snake venom phospholipases A2 are capable of reducing blood pressure through the production of arachidonic acid, a precursor of cyclooxygenase metabolites (prostaglandins or prostacyclin). Other snake venom proteins mimic the effects of endogenous kallikrein, natriuretic peptides or vascular endothelial growth factors. The aim of this work was to review the current state of knowledge regarding snake venom components with potential antihypertensive activity and their mechanisms of action.


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Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Hipotensão/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/química , Animais , Anti-Hipertensivos/química , Bradicinina/química , Bradicinina/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Peptídeos/química , Peptídeos/uso terapêutico , Venenos de Serpentes/química
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Lancet ; 394(10205): 1254-1263, 2019 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31447116

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BACKGROUND: Guideline-recommended doses of angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), and ß blockers are similar for men and women with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), even though there are known sex differences in pharmacokinetics of these drugs. We hypothesised that there might be sex differences in the optimal dose of ACE inhibitors or ARBs and ß blockers in patients with HFrEF. METHODS: We did a post-hoc analysis of BIOSTAT-CHF, a prospective study in 11 European countries of patients with heart failure in whom initiation and up-titration of ACE inhibitors or ARBs and ß blockers was encouraged by protocol. We included only patients with left ventricular ejection fraction less than 40%, and excluded those who died within the first 3 months. Primary outcome was a composite of time to all-cause mortality or hospitalisation for heart failure. Findings were validated in ASIAN-HF, an independent cohort of 3539 men and 961 women with HFrEF. FINDINGS: Among 1308 men and 402 women with HFrEF from BIOSTAT-CHF, women were older (74 [12] years vs 70 [12] years, p<0·0001) and had lower bodyweights (72 [16] kg vs 85 [18] kg, p<0·0001) and heights (162 [7] cm vs 174 [8] cm, p<0·0001) than did men, although body-mass index did not differ significantly. A similar number of men and women reached guideline-recommended target doses of ACE inhibitors or ARBs (99 [25%] vs 304 [23%], p=0·61) and ß blockers (57 [14%] vs 168 [13%], p=0·54). In men, the lowest hazards of death or hospitalisation for heart failure occurred at 100% of the recommended dose of ACE inhibitors or ARBs and ß blockers, but women showed approximately 30% lower risk at only 50% of the recommended doses, with no further decrease in risk at higher dose levels. These sex differences were still present after adjusting for clinical covariates, including age and body surface area. In the ASIAN-HF registry, similar patterns were observed for both ACE inhibitors or ARBs and ß blockers, with women having approximately 30% lower risk at 50% of the recommended doses, with no further benefit at higher dose levels. INTERPRETATION: This study suggests that women with HFrEF might need lower doses of ACE inhibitors or ARBs and ß blockers than men, and brings into question what the true optimal medical therapy is for women versus men. FUNDING: European Commission.


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Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/administração & dosagem , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/administração & dosagem , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/administração & dosagem , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/mortalidade , Humanos , Masculino , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores Sexuais , Volume Sistólico/efeitos dos fármacos
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Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther ; 57(10): 483-488, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31426904

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AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the potential association between antihypertensive therapy and the incidence of Parkinson's disease (PD) in patients followed in general practices in Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included patients aged ≥ 40 who had received initial diagnoses of PD in 1,203 general practices in Germany between January 2013 and December 2017 (index date). After applying similar inclusion criteria, PD cases were matched to non-PD controls using propensity scores based on age, sex, and treating physician. The primary outcome of the study was the incidence of PD as a function of the use of antihypertensive drugs (diuretics, ß-blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin II receptor blockers). Logistic regression models were conducted to study the association between the use of antihypertensive drugs and the incidence of PD after adjusting for codiagnoses and antihypertensive cotherapy. RESULTS: The present study included 9,127 patients with PD and 9,127 patients without PD (mean age: 75.8 years; 48.4% women). The at-least-once use of diuretics (44.8% versus 38.4%; odds ratio (OR) = 1.23 (1.15-1.32)) was associated with an increased incidence of PD. However, this effect was not maintained for a therapy duration of at least 3 years, and no association was observed between the diuretic therapy duration and PD incidence. For all other antihypertensive drug classes, we found no significant associations with PD incidence. CONCLUSION: No association was found between antihypertensive therapy duration and PD incidence. Further epidemiological studies are needed to compare the effects of subclasses of antihypertensives on PD.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Doença de Parkinson/complicações , Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/efeitos adversos , Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/efeitos adversos , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Diuréticos/efeitos adversos , Diuréticos/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Medicina Geral , Alemanha , Humanos , Hipertensão/complicações , Incidência , Masculino
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(34): e16966, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31441902

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The importance of optimal blood pressure control for preventing or reducing the impairment of vascular and cognitive functions is well known. However, the reversibility of early alterations in vascular and cognitive functions through antihypertensive agents is under-investigated. In this study, we evaluated the influence of 3 months of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition treatment on the morphological and functional arterial wall and cognitive performance changes in 30 newly diagnosed primary hypertensive patients.Common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) were detected by ultrasonography. Arterial stiffness indicated by augmentation index (AIx) and pulse wave velocity (PWV) was assessed by arteriography. Cognitive functions were assessed by neuropsychological examination.The executive function overall score was significantly higher at 3-month follow-up than at baseline (median, 0.233 (IQR, 0.447) vs -0.038 (0.936); P = .001). Three-month ACE inhibition did not produce significant improvement in IMT, FMD, AIx and PWV values. Significant negative associations were revealed between IMT and complex attention (r = -0.598, P = .0008), executive function (r = -0.617, P = .0005), and immediate memory (r = -0.420, P = .026) overall scores at follow-up. AIx had significant negative correlations with complex attention (r = -0.568, P = .001), executive function (r = -0.374, P = .046), and immediate memory (r = -0.507, P = .005). PWV correlated significantly and negatively with complex attention (r = -0.490, P = .007).Timely and effective antihypertensive therapy with ACE inhibitors has significant beneficial effects on cognitive performance in as few as 3 months. Early ACE inhibition may have an important role in the reversal of initial impairments of cognitive function associated with hypertension-induced vascular alterations.


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Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/farmacologia , Cognição/efeitos dos fármacos , Rigidez Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Vasodilatação/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Artéria Braquial/diagnóstico por imagem , Artérias Carótidas/diagnóstico por imagem , Espessura Intima-Media Carotídea , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos
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J Physiol Pharmacol ; 70(2)2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31443094

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Urocortin 2 (Ucn2) - corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 2 signalling has favourable effects in the cardiovascular system, including vasodilation, lowering of blood pressure and systemic peripheral resistance, increase in cardiac output and cardiac contractility, as well as cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion injury. Vasodilation and lowering of blood pressure seem to be very interesting and important effects, but their mechanism and interaction with the antihypertensive drugs have not been evaluated. The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between Ucn2 concentration and antihypertensive therapy in patients with primary hypertension. We examined a group of 65 patients with primary hypertension receiving at least 3 antihypertensive drugs. In all of them plasma level of Ucn2, anthropometric measurements, biochemical tests, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), and echocardiography were performed. There were no differences in Ucn2 level related to beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers or diuretics, but we observed that in patients treated with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) (n = 52) serum Ucn2 levels were significantly higher than in patients treated with angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) (n = 13) (10.93 versus 5.56 ng/mL; P < 0.05). Moreover, we did not observe any differences in terms of blood pressure on ABPM, biochemical measurements, left ventricular mass index, or presence of diabetes. In addition, in a small subgroup receiving alpha-blockers we also found a lower level of Ucn2, with coexisting higher systolic blood pressure at night, higher left ventricle mass index (LVMI) and more frequent occurrences of diabetes compared to non-alpha-blockers. Our findings suggest that the hypotensive action of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockade may be related to the urocortin system. Ucn2 may be an important element in the mosaic of blood pressure-lowering factors in patients treated for essential hypertension.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Hormônio Liberador da Corticotropina/metabolismo , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Urocortinas/metabolismo , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Monitorização Ambulatorial da Pressão Arterial/métodos , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Ventrículos do Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Ventrículos do Coração/metabolismo , Humanos , Hipertensão/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistência Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos
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High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev ; 26(5): 399-404, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31463886

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INTRODUCTION: Polytherapy is often required to treat the comorbidity of hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Fixed-dose co-formulation, rather than free combinations, simplifies medication taking and also improves adherence to medication, which is the key for a successful management of these conditions. AIM: To determine the number of patients potentially eligible for treatment with triple fixed-dose atorvastatin/perindopril/amlodipine (CTAPA), and to estimate if an unmet medical need exists among CTAPA free combination treated patients. METHODS: This observational retrospective study was based on administrative databases of 3 Italian Local Health Units. The cohort comprised adult patients with at least one prescription of amlodipine and perindopril (either as free combination or co-formulated) and atorvastatin during 2014. Follow-up period started on the date of prescription of the 3 molecules (index date) and lasted 1 year. Adherence to CTAPA was analyzed during follow-up, by using the proportion of days covered (PDC). RESULTS: 2292 patients (9.1 per 10,000 beneficiaries) had a prescription for CTAPA as free combination. Only 1249 (54.5%) were adherent to the therapy (PDC ≥ 80%); among them, a small percentage required dosage modification. The number of patients with CTAPA increased during the study period. Discontinuation of drugs prescribed the year before interested 582 patients in 2014, and 522 in 2015. Considering the Italian national population (n = 60,782,668), it was estimated that 69,542 hypertensive patients could be eligible for fixed-dose CTAPA during 2014. CONCLUSIONS: Real-world analysis among patients with free combination therapy can be applied to estimate the eligible population for fixed combination, and to evaluate the appropriateness of their prescriptions. Moreover, fixed-dose CTAPA could effectively improve adherence, which was calculated to be low in the free combination cohort.


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Anlodipino/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Atorvastatina/uso terapêutico , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Dislipidemias/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Perindopril/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Bases de Dados Factuais , Quimioterapia Combinada , Dislipidemias/sangue , Dislipidemias/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/diagnóstico , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Itália , Lipídeos/sangue , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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