Short term haemodynamic effects of converting enzyme inhibition before and after eating in patients with moderate heart failure caused by dilated cardiomyopathy: a double blind study.

@article{Herrlin1990ShortTH,
  title={Short term haemodynamic effects of converting enzyme inhibition before and after eating in patients with moderate heart failure caused by dilated cardiomyopathy: a double blind study.},
  author={Bo Herrlin and Christer Sylven and Olof Nyquist and Olof Edhag},
  journal={British heart journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={26-31}
}
The haemodynamic changes that follow a meal can mimic the response to a vasodilator drug. To avoid overestimating the beneficial effects of treatment in uncontrolled studies, measurements of haemodynamic function are usually performed with patients in the fasting postabsorptive state. But such recordings are not representative of the resting patient during daily life. In this double blind placebo controlled study the short term haemodynamic effects of enalapril were assessed during 12 hours in… CONTINUE READING