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Blood pressure lowering efficacy of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for primary hypertension

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2008
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Title
Blood pressure lowering efficacy of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for primary hypertension
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2008
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003823.pub2
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Authors

Balraj S Heran, Michelle MY Wong, Inderjit K Heran, James M Wright

Abstract

ACE inhibitors are widely prescribed for hypertension so it is essential to determine and compare their effects on blood pressure (BP), heart rate and withdrawals due to adverse effects (WDAE). To quantify the dose-related systolic and/or diastolic BP lowering efficacy of ACE inhibitors versus placebo in the treatment of primary hypertension. We searched CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library 2007, Issue 1), MEDLINE (1966 to February 2007), EMBASE (1988 to February 2007) and reference lists of articles. Double-blind, randomized, controlled trials evaluating the BP lowering efficacy of fixed-dose monotherapy with an ACE inhibitor compared with placebo for a duration of 3 to 12 weeks in patients with primary hypertension. Two authors independently assessed the risk of bias and extracted data. Study authors were contacted for additional information. WDAE information was collected from the trials. Ninety two trials evaluated the dose-related trough BP lowering efficacy of 14 different ACE inhibitors in 12 954 participants with a baseline BP of 157/101 mm Hg. The data do not suggest that any one ACE inhibitor is better or worse at lowering BP. A dose of 1/8 or 1/4 of the manufacturer's maximum recommended daily dose (Max) achieved a BP lowering effect that was 60 to 70% of the BP lowering effect of Max. A dose of 1/2 Max achieved a BP lowering effect that was 90% of Max. ACE inhibitor doses above Max did not significantly lower BP more than Max. Combining the effects of 1/2 Max and higher doses gives an estimate of the average trough BP lowering efficacy for ACE inhibitors as a class of drugs of -8 mm Hg for SBP and -5 mm Hg for DBP. ACE inhibitors reduced BP measured 1 to 12 hours after the dose by about 11/6 mm Hg. There are no clinically meaningful BP lowering differences between different ACE inhibitors. The BP lowering effect of ACE inhibitors is modest; the magnitude of trough BP lowering at one-half the manufacturers' maximum recommended dose and above is -8/-5 mm Hg. Furthermore, 60 to 70% of this trough BP lowering effect occurs with recommended starting doses. The review did not provide a good estimate of the incidence of harms associated with ACE inhibitors because of the short duration of the trials and the lack of reporting of adverse effects in many of the trials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 112 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 17%
Student > Bachelor 16 14%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 10%
Other 37 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 57 50%
Unspecified 18 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 5%
Other 12 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 65. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 April 2019.
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#271,218
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#696
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#6,192
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#22
of 256 outputs
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