n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Recent review highlights implications for prevention of cardiovascular disease : drug trends in cardiology
|Article Title||Recent review highlights implications for prevention of cardiovascular disease : drug trends in cardiology|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Publication Date||May 2003|
|Pages||161 - 162|
Extracted from text ... Recent review highlights implications for prevention of cardiovascular disease A recent comprehensive review of the pharmacotherapy of diabetes mellitus focused on the need to treat hypertension aggressively, but with agents that offer favourable metabolic, cardioprotective and nephroprotective properties.1 The authors note that ACE inhibitors have been found to delay the onset of diabetes in high-risk populations, and to improve glycaemic control, as they exert favourable effects on carbohydrate metabolism by decreasing hepatic glucose production and increasing insulin-mediated glucose uptake. Antihypertensive treatment with traditional ?-blockers, on the other hand, can accelerate the onset of diabetes by as much as 28% in ..
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