The role of direct renin inhibitors in the treatment of the hypertensive diabetic patient.

@article{Riccioni2013TheRO,
  title={The role of direct renin inhibitors in the treatment of the hypertensive diabetic patient.},
  author={Graziano Riccioni},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={
          139-45
        }
}
Hypertensive patients with diabetes exhibit an increased risk for cardiovascular complications, such as acute coronary syndrome, stroke, heart failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD). These two chronic diseases are linked to a high rate of morbidity and mortality and for this reason it is important for the clinician to recognize the need for effective treatment of hypertension, which can require combination therapy to achieve blood pressure (BP) goals. Direct renin inhibitors (DRIs) may be… CONTINUE READING
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