n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Moxonidine suitable for hypertensive menopausal women with metabolic syndrome : drug trends in cardiology
|Article Title||Moxonidine suitable for hypertensive menopausal women with metabolic syndrome : drug trends in cardiology|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa|
|Publication Date||May 2005|
Extracted from text ... 186 CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF SOUTH AFRICA Vol 16, No. 3, May/June 2005 Menopause acts specifically as a cardiovascular risk factor by reducing the direct beneficial effect of ovarian hormones, and indirectly by negatively influencing other risk factors for coronary artery disease - hyperinsulinaemia, blood cholesterol, blood pressure, coagulation, obesity and body fat distribution (Table I).1 The treatment of menopausal women with hypertension must take cognisance of the altered metabolic profile of these patients. In these circumstances, centrally acting agents that modulate sympathetic activity offer benefits because of their additional effect on sympathetic tone, glucose and lipid metabolism. Centrally acting agents reduce ..
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