Nicole K Littlejohn et al.
American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 304(10), R818-R828 (2013-03-29)
An indispensable role for the brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been documented in most experimental animal models of hypertension. To identify the specific efferent pathway activated by the brain RAS that mediates hypertension, we examined the hypothesis that elevated arginine...
Javed Butler et al.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 61(5), 571-579 (2012-12-19)
The study investigated whether the number of participants enrolled per site in an acute heart failure trial is associated with participant characteristics and outcomes. Whether and how site enrollment volume affects clinical trials is not known. A total of 4,133...
Urine osmolality-guided tolvaptan therapy in decompensated heart failure.
Kaoru Dohi et al.
Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society, 77(2), 313-314 (2012-12-28)
Teruhiko Imamura et al.
Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society, 77(2), 397-404 (2012-11-08)
A newly-developed vasopressin type 2 receptor antagonist, tolvaptan (TLV), has a unique feature of diuresis, but the response to this drug can be unpredictable. Data were collected from hospitalized patients with decompensated congestive heart failure who were administered TLV at...
Kiyotaka Watanabe et al.
Journal of cardiology, 60(6), 462-469 (2012-10-17)
We evaluated the short-term effects of low-dose tolvaptan treatment on hemodynamic parameters in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). We studied 22 patients (69 ± 10 years) with chronic HF and excess fluid retention despite receiving appropriate medical therapy, including...