Comparative effects of candesartan and enalapril on left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with essential hypertension: the candesartan assessment in the treatment of cardiac hypertrophy (CATCH) study.

@article{Cuspidi2002ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative effects of candesartan and enalapril on left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with essential hypertension: the candesartan assessment in the treatment of cardiac hypertrophy (CATCH) study.},
  author={Cesare Cuspidi and Maria Lorenza Muiesan and Laura Valagussa and Massimo Salvetti and Carlo Di Biagio and Enrico Agabiti-Rosei and Bruno Magnani and Alberto Zanchetti},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={2293-300}
}
BACKGROUND A limited number of studies have evaluated the effect of angiotensin II receptor antagonists (AIIAs) on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in comparison with other antihypertensive drugs, and no large study has compared AIIAs with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs). METHODS AND RESULTS The CATCH (Candesartan Assessment in the Treatment of Cardiac Hypertrophy) study was a multicenter prospective randomized double-blind trial comparing the effects of candesartan… CONTINUE READING
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