Valsartan and the kidney: present and future.


Angiotensin (Ang) II type 1 (AT1) receptor antagonists are orally active drugs that specifically block the subtype 1 of Ang receptors. In contrast to AT1 receptor antagonists, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors block the actions of Ang II incompletely. Furthermore, the bradykinin-potentiating effects of ACE inhibitors may contribute to the… (More)


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