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, Volume 39, Supplement 4, pp 29–40 | Cite as

Systemic and Coronary Haemodynamics and Pharmacodynamics of Enalapril and Enalaprilat in Congestive Heart Failure

  • Kanu Chatterjee
  • Teresa De Marco
Section 2

Summary

Enalapril is an effective angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which produces salutary, beneficial haemodynamic effects in patients with congestive heart failure. Enalapril also produces beneficial neurohumoral changes, as well as improving abnormal coronary haemodynamics and myocardial energetics that are frequently encountered in these patients. Administration of enalapril once or twice daily appears to be quite effective during maintenance therapy in patients with chronic congestive heart failure.

Keywords

Congestive Heart Failure Captopril Enalapril Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Plasma Renin Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kanu Chatterjee
    • 1
  • Teresa De Marco
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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