Therapeutic options of Angiotensin Receptor Neprilysin inhibitors (ARNis) in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: Beyond RAAS and sympathetic nervous system inhibition.
Int J Cardiol. 2016 May 7;
Authors: Volterrani M, Iellamo F, Senni M, Piepoli MF
In heart failure, in addition to the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and sympathetic nervous system, the natriuretic peptide (NP) system plays a fundamental role among compensating mechanisms. The NPs undergo rapid enzymatic degradation that limits their vasorelaxant, natriuretic, and diuretic actions. Degradation of NPs is partially due to the action of neprilysin, which is a membrane-bound endopeptidase found in many tissues. This article summarizes recent findings on a new natriuretic peptide-enhancing drug and their implication for future pharmacological treatment of patients suffering from heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
PMID: 27184730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]