Increased inflammatory biomarkers in hypertensive type 2 diabetic patients: improvement after angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockade.


Diabetes and hypertension increasingly are recognized as pro-inflammatory conditions. We tested the hypothesis that in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes, blood pressure (BP) reduction with an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), valsartan, or with a beta blocker, atenolol, is associated with a decreased inflammatory response. Normotensive… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jash.2007.01.009

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