Improvement in exercise tolerance and symptoms of congestive heart failure during treatment with candesartan cilexetil. Symptom, Tolerability, Response to Exercise Trial of Candesartan Cilexetil in Heart Failure (STRETCH) Investigators.


BACKGROUND The renin-angiotensin system plays an important part in the pathogenesis of congestive heart failure (CHF). This study evaluated the effect of an angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonist on exercise tolerance and symptoms of CHF. METHODS AND RESULTS In this multicenter, double-blind, parallel-group study, 844 patients with CHF were randomized… (More)


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