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Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1988 Jan;43(1):49-54.

Brachial artery hemodynamic response to acute converting enzyme inhibition by enalaprilat in essential hypertension.

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INSERM, U28, Broussais Hospital, Paris, France.


To assess the vascular involvement of renin-angiotensin system inhibition in human hypertension, acute effects of intravenous enalaprilat on brachial artery diameter, blood flow, and blood velocity were investigated in hypertensive patients by pulsed Doppler technique and compared with effects of saline vehicle. Compared with saline vehicle, enalaprilat reduced blood pressure (P less than 0.001) and increased brachial arterial diameter (P less than 0.01) and brachial blood flow (P less than 0.01). Enalaprilat effect on arterial pulse pressure was dependent on preinjection pulse pressure (r = -0.76; P less than 0.001), but its effect on mean blood pressure was not dependent on preinjection mean blood pressure. On the other hand, enalaprilat effect on arterial blood flow was negatively correlated with preinjection blood pressure (r = -0.64; P less than 0.02). The findings point to different responses of large and small arteries to intravenous enalaprilat.

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