The effect of aliskiren versus ramipril-based treatment on the Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Index in hypertensive patients.


AIM Aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of two renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors in arterial stiffness reduction in previously untreated hypertensive patients. METHODS In this open label study, 154 naïve, or not treated in the last six months hypertensive patients were randomly assigned to receive aliskiren 300 mg or… (More)