Angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker inhibits arterial calcification in a pre-clinical model.

@article{Armstrong2011AngiotensinIT,
  title={Angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker inhibits arterial calcification in a pre-clinical model.},
  author={Zachary B Armstrong and Derek R. Boughner and Maria Drangova and Kem A. Rogers},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={165-70}
}
AIMS Arterial calcification is a common complication of several disorders and is a strong predictor of mortality. The mechanism underlying arterial calcification is not fully understood and as such, no pharmaceutical therapies are currently available which impede its progression. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of an angiotensin II (AngII) type 1 receptor blocker (ARB) on arterial calcification. METHODS AND RESULTS Male New Zealand White rabbits were fed an atherogenic… CONTINUE READING

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