Differential effects of nebivolol and atenolol on transmitral diastolic filling parameters in patients with essential hypertension


Tuncer M., Guntekin U., Gunes Y., Gumrukcuoglu H. A., Eryonucu B.

ADVANCES IN THERAPY, vol.25, no.6, pp.619-626, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12325-008-0065-3
  • Journal Name: ADVANCES IN THERAPY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.619-626
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Impaired left ventricular (LV) diastolic relaxation, detected by pulsed Doppler echocardiography, is predictive of a higher incidence of major cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients. An improvement in LV diastolic function is an important goal of treatment. However, treatment of LV diastolic dysfunction remains empirical. The objective of our study was to compare the short-term effects of nebivolol and atenolol on Doppler diastolic filling parameters in hypertensive patients.