The renin-angiotensin aldosterone system: pathophysiological role and pharmacologic inhibition.

@article{Atlas2007TheRA,
  title={The renin-angiotensin aldosterone system: pathophysiological role and pharmacologic inhibition.},
  author={Steven A. Atlas},
  journal={Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 8 Suppl B},
  pages={9-20}
}
BACKGROUND The renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) is a hormonal cascade that functions in the homeostatic control of arterial pressure, tissue perfusion, and extracellular volume. Dysregulation of the RAAS plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular and renal disorders. OBJECTIVES To review the role of the RAAS in the development of hypertensive cardiovascular disease and related conditions and provide an overview of the classes of pharmacologic agents that inhibit… CONTINUE READING
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