Long-term effects of calcium antagonists on augmentation index in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney diseases

@article{Takenaka2009LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of calcium antagonists on augmentation index in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney diseases},
  author={Tsuneo Takenaka and Hiroshi Takane and Hirokazu Okada and Yoichi Ohno and Hiromichi Suzuki},
  journal={NDT Plus},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={192 - 193}
}
Sir, In 2004, the Japanese Society of Hypertension recommended calcium channel blockers (CCBs) as second line drugs, with the renin–angiotensin (Ang) system (RAS) inhibitor as the first choice, for the treatment of hypertension associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We reported that augmentation index (AI) is related to proteinuria in CKD patients, and that RAS inhibition preserves arterial compliance in CKD [1,2]. However, the effects of CCBs on arterial stiffness remain unclear… Expand
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