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By Norman K. Hollenberg (auth.), Naranjan S. Dhalla Ph.D., M.D. (Hon.), Peter Zahradka Ph.D., Ian M. C. Dixon Ph.D., Robert E. Beamish M.D. (eds.)

The courting among angiotensin II and high blood pressure used to be confirmed in 1898 while angiotensin II used to be proven to modulate systemic blood strain. Over the intervening a long time, a whole characterization of the renin-angiotensin method (RAS) has been completed, and our figuring out of its biochemistry and body structure has resulted in the directed improvement of brokers such ·as ACE inhibitors and receptor antagonists in a position to controlling high blood pressure. extra lately, it used to be proven that angiotensin II is secreted inside convinced tissues and that those tissue-specific platforms function independently of the systemic RAS. the radical idea that angiotensin II regulates a couple of cardiovascular techniques which are unrelated to blood strain has renewed the curiosity of either simple and medical scientists in angiotensin II. The organization among angiotensin II and cardiac development, particularly, has indicated that cures presently in use for high blood pressure could have direct program to the therapy of center failure. The Manitoba Cardiovascular discussion board on Angiotensin Receptor Blockade in Winnipeg was once convened October 18-20, 1996 to ascertain the medical and simple facets of angiotensin receptor biology as they practice to high blood pressure and middle failure. additionally, the capability remedy of those stipulations utilizing particular angio­ tensin receptor antagonists was once addressed in the context in their quick healing software and destiny potential.

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