RAMIPRIL AGAINST HYPERTENSION - PHARMACODYNAMIC VALIDATION OF EFFICACY IN PRIMARY LESIONS OF THE HEART AND KIDNEYS
A clinical trial of 75 hypertensive subjects in stage II of the disease receiving ramipril monotherapy has established a marked efficacy of the above treatment. Individually adjusted single doses varied from 2.5 mg to 7.5 mg/day. The drug was well tolerated and had mild adverse effects (dry cough) in 2 % of the patients. Long-term 12-week ramipril treatment in effective for hypertension doses is able to reduce myocardial mass without inhibition of the pumping capacity in the patients with left ventricular hypertrophy of the myocardium. In primary signs of nephroangiosclerosis hypertension correction was associated with improvement of filtration function and an increase in effective renal flow of plasma. The above pharmacodynamic effects make it possible to consider ramipril an effective hypotensive agent with organoprotective properties.