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▲ Amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a fixed-dose combination of the well established antihypertensive agents amlodipine (a calcium channel antagonist), valsartan (an angiotensin II receptor antagonist), and HCTZ (a thiazide diuretic).
Arterial endothelial dysfunction is an early event in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and predisposes individuals to the deposition of unstable atherosclerotic plaques. It can also lead to increased arterial stiffness, which is an accepted cause of increased arterial pulse wave velocity...
▴ Fenofibric acid activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α to modify fatty acid and lipid metabolism. Fenofibric acid is the first member of the fibric acid derivatives (fibrates) class approved for use as combination therapy with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins).
Clopidogrel is widely used in patients with acute coronary syndromes and following percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation. The antiplatelet action of clopidogrel is felt to be of critical importance for the reduction of abrupt thrombotic occlusion of stents, particularly with...
Since the introduction of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) for lowering lipids, a large amount of data has been published demonstrating their potential benefits in conditions as varied as cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s dementia. We reviewed the published literature on MEDLINE from...
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