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Role of aliskiren in cardio-renal protection and use in hypertensives with multiple risk factors

Overview of attention for article published in Vascular Health and Risk Management, May 2009
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (63rd percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (62nd percentile)

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Title
Role of aliskiren in cardio-renal protection and use in hypertensives with multiple risk factors
Published in
Vascular Health and Risk Management, May 2009
DOI 10.2147/vhrm.s4291
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Authors

Suzanne Oparil

Abstract

The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is an important mediator of blood pressure (BP) and volume regulation in both normotensive and hypertensive persons and is a major contributor to hypertension-related target organ damage. The concept of renin inhibition for managing hypertension by blocking the RAAS pathway at its point of activation is very attractive since the renin-angiotensinogen reaction is the first and rate-limiting step in the generation of angiotensin II (Ang II). Aliskiren, the first in a new class of orally effective direct renin inhibitors (DRIs), is approved for the treatment of hypertension. It is effective in reducing BP in the general population of hypertensive patients and in special patient groups such as obese persons, and has a tolerability and safety profile similar to placebo. Aliskiren has renoprotective, cardioprotective and anti-atherosclerotic effects in animal models that appear to be independent of BP lowering. It reduces proteinuria in diabetic patients and has favorable neurohumoral effects in patients with symptomatic heart failure. Additional outcome trials are needed to establish the role of this novel class of antihypertensive medication in the therapeutic armamentarium.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 52 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 51 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 23%
Student > Master 10 19%
Other 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 3 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 48%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 19%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 3 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 July 2010.
All research outputs
#5,361,989
of 16,779,117 outputs
Outputs from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#202
of 633 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#88,323
of 292,532 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#3
of 8 outputs
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