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Klin Med (Mosk). 2010;88(6):58-64.

[Hypertensive disease and metabolic syndrome: application of metoprolol].

[Article in Russian]


The aim of this work was to study effects of metoprolol on structural and functional characteristics of left ventricle (LV), cerebral circulation (CC), microcirculation (MC), lipid spectrum, rheologic and viscous properties of blood in patients with grade II-III hypertensive disease (HD) and metabolic syndrome. 65 patients in this condition (ESH/ESC, 2007) were given metoprolol (100-150 mg/d) and indapamide (1.5 mg/d) for 6 months. Daily AP profile, structural and functional characteristics of left ventricle were evaluated before and after therapy by echocardiography, cerebral dopplerography, conjunctival biomicroscopy, measurement of MC, hemorheologic parameters, blood lipid spectrum and glucose level. The target AP level and normalization of AP daily profile were achieved in 65% of the patients. The treatment improved myocardial contractility and diastolic function, decreased LV mass, corrected autoregulation of cerebral blood flow and MC. Metoprolol was shown to be metabolically inert. The study confirmed benefits of its application to the treatment of HD with metabolic syndrome.

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