Aldosterone inhibits inducible nitric oxide synthase in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes.

In studies of animals, increases in aldosterone are associated with myocardial necrosis and fibrosis, and treatment with spironolactone, an antagonist of aldosterone, improved clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure. In the present study, we explored nitric oxide (NO), a signaling molecule involved in cardiac function, as a potential mediator of… CONTINUE READING