Elevated plasma aldosterone levels despite complete inhibition of the vascular angiotensin-converting enzyme in chronic heart failure.

@article{Jorde2002ElevatedPA,
  title={Elevated plasma aldosterone levels despite complete inhibition of the vascular angiotensin-converting enzyme in chronic heart failure.},
  author={Ulrich P. Jorde and Timothy J. Vittorio and Stuart D Katz and Paolo Colombo and Farhana Latif and Thierry H le Jemtel},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2002},
  volume={106 9},
  pages={1055-7}
}
BACKGROUND Plasma aldosterone levels are elevated in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Elevated aldosterone levels may reflect incomplete inhibition of the vascular converting enzyme during long-term ACE inhibition. We simultaneously measured plasma aldosterone levels and the degree of… CONTINUE READING