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Kidney Int. 2007 Mar;71(5):374-6.

Aldosterone antagonists: silver bullet or just sodium excretion and potassium retention?

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  • 1University Hospital of Hamburg, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hamburg, Germany. wenzel@uke.uni-hamburg.de

Abstract

ACE inhibitors or AT(1) antagonists are powerful therapeutic strategies to slow the progression of renal disease. However, they provide only imperfect protection since they cannot always prevent end-stage renal failure. Innovative approaches are needed to keep patients with chronic kidney disease off dialysis. Blockade of the aldosterone pathway may prove to be such a beneficial therapeutic concept.

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