Luz María Ramos-Brizuela

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Nitric oxide (NO) is an important regulator of vascular tone, and is also an antithrombotic, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, and antiatherogenic factor. Endothelial function is altered in patients with coronary artery disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease, and endothelial dysfunction correlates with the risk factor profile for a patient.(More)
Recent guidelines for the management of hypertension recommend target blood pressures <140/90 mmHg in hypertensive patients, or <130/80 mmHg in subjects with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or coronary artery disease. Despite the availability and efficacy of antihypertensive drugs, most hypertensive patients do not reach the recommended treatment targets(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE About 70% of hypertensive patients need more than one drug to control their blood pressure (BP). The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure recommends a two-drug combination as initial drug therapy for patients with stage 2 hypertension. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Isosorbide dinitrate in spray form is an effective and safe option for the treatment of hypertensive emergencies. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether isosorbide dinitrate spray is as effective and safe as treatment in tablet form for the management of hypertensive emergencies in the elderly. METHODS Forty patients with hypertensive(More)
This paper sought to determine if the fixed-dose combination of trandolapril and verapamil is effective in the treatment of hypertensive obese patients resistant to monotherapy. Thirty-six hypertensive obese patients uncontrolled by monotherapy were given the combination of trandolapril-verapamil (2/180 mg) for 12 weeks. Before and after taking the drug,(More)
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