Medline ® Abstract for Reference 38
of 'Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in acute myocardial infarction: Mechanisms of action'
Effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor on cardiopulmonary baroreflex sensitivity in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Hikosaka M, Yuasa F, Yuyama R, Motohiro M, Mimura J, Kawamura A, Sumimoto T, Sugiura T, Iwasaka T
Am J Cardiol. 2000;86(11):1241.
We evaluated the effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition (quinapril) on cardiopulmonary baroreflex sensitivity in 30 patients with uncomplicated myocardial infarction (quinapril group, 15 patients; placebo group, 15 patients) at 5 and 10 days after the onset of myocardial infarction. This study indicates that quinapril improved cardiopulmonary baroreflex and thus reduced sympathetic outflow in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
The Second Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan.