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1 Two single doses of 10 mg each of the converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril maleate or MK-421 and of its lysine analogue (MK-521) were administered p.o. to twelve male volunteers. 2 The active diacid metabolite of MK-421 and the lysine analogue were determined by radioimmunoassay and MK-421 by the active metabolite method following in vitro hydrolysis. 3(More)
It is now possible to record numerous ambulatory blood pressures by a noninvasive method using the Remler, a portable semi-automatic device. The blood pressure profiles obtained with this recorder in hypertensive patients during customary daily activities have revealed the existence of a circadian blood pressure variation. Thus, blood pressure is highest in(More)
In elderly and very old patients, arterial hypertension is a major cardiovascular risk factor. However, its management is still controversial. In this review paper, the effects of old age on cardiovascular homeostasis are discussed. Because of less efficient baroreflexes, increased blood pressure variability, postural hypotension, impaired renal and(More)
To assess the reliability of the Remler system, a semi-automatic pressure recording device, several blood pressures were measured simultaneously by the conventional auscultatory method and by the Remler in 12 normotensive volunteers. In all situations tested both the Remler and auscultatory blood pressures were very close, thus demonstrating the reliability(More)
Ambulatory blood pressure profiles were obtained with the Remler system, a portable semi-automatic blood pressure recorder, in 245 untreated patients considered by their physician to be hypertensive. The average blood pressures recorded during the usual daily activities of the patients were greater than 140 mmHg for the systolic and greater than 89 mmHg for(More)
The new converting enzyme inhibitor CGS 13945 was evaluated in 14 male volunteers. The study consisted of two parts. First, the capacity of a single oral dose (10, 20, 50, 100, 250, or 500 mg) to inhibit the pressor response to exogenous angiotensin I was tested, with blood pressure and heart rate monitored continuously through an intra-arterial catheter.(More)
In a double-blind parallel study, 20 elderly hypertensive subjects (mean age 85 years) were treated either by nicardipine or by nifedipine in slow-release form for 7 days. Blood pressure was measured by ambulatory, non-invasive daytime monitoring. Efficacy of both drugs was similar on the seventh day of treatment. However, the hypotensive effect induced by(More)
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