aldosterone inhibitors

aldosterone inhibitors

Drugs used to treat refractory oedema resulting from abnormally raised aldosterone levels and to help in the diabnosis and management of CUSHING'S SYNDROME. An example is metyrapone (Metopirone).
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Aldosterone inhibitors (spironolactone) may be suggested to improve pump function and survival in moderate-to-severe HF.
The findings indicate physicians may want to reach for aldosterone inhibitors early in their effort to control blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular risk in young black males.
While aldosterone inhibitors are used to treat refractory hypertension, they typically are not used in blacks, possibly because they haven't been well studied in that population, Harshfield said.
In cases where simultaneous treatment with aldosterone inhibitors is reported or known, ultrafiltration of the sample can only partly remove the inhibition and does not lead to a correct result.
Another clinically important finding of this study is the negative interference from compounds other than aldosterone inhibitors.
Interference from aldosterone inhibitors is a potential problem in an alarmingly high number of patients, in particular intensive care patients, and is not confined to single, difficult cases (38)
Several modern digoxin assays suffer from positive or, in particular, potentially dangerous negative interference from aldosterone inhibitors
Low cardiologic doses of aldosterone inhibitors produce limited inhibition only
Assessment of aldosterone inhibitors on digoxin immunoassay performance [Abstract].
In the A-HeFT trial, patients were given BiDil in addition to the full spectrum of modern therapies which may include beta blockers, angiotensin antagonists and aldosterone inhibitors -- as well as digoxin and diuretics.