The Effect of Rennin-Angiotensin Blockers on Ejection Fraction in Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Heart Failure

  • Salah Mohamed Ibrahim Mohammed Alshab Teaching Hospital Khartoum, Sudan Department of Cardiology.
  • Mansour E.Farah Omdurman Islamic university, Khartoum, Sudan Faculty of Medicine.
  • Mulhima Mukhtar Mekki Alshab Teaching Hospital Khartoum, Sudan Department of Cardiology

Abstract

Introduction:Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is a type of heart failure characterized by low ejection fraction (EF) and increase in mortality and morbidity. Rennin- Angiotensin Blockers are confirmed to improve EF and quality of life in patients with LVSD.


Objective:The aim of this study was to assess and compare the effect of rennin angiotensin blockers on EF in patient with LVSD.


Methodology:80 patients with LVSD were assigned to use either ACEI (lisinopril) or ARBS (losartan or candesartan); patient’s clinical data and Echocardiography had been followed for 6 months.


Results:There was improvement on EF; by 9% in the group taking ACEI (lisinopril) and by 8% in the group taking ARBS. 52.6% of patients showed improvement in their QOL. 


Conclusion:There is an improvement on the EF% in the ARBS (losartan or candesartan)  group as well as the ACEI (lisinopril) group. There was no significant difference when comparing the effect of the 2 groups of drugs on the EF%. The quality of life improved in most patients with treatment with these drugs.

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Published
2017-12-01
How to Cite
MOHAMMED, Salah Mohamed Ibrahim; E.FARAH, Mansour; MEKKI, Mulhima Mukhtar. The Effect of Rennin-Angiotensin Blockers on Ejection Fraction in Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Heart Failure. Gezira Journal of Health Sciences, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 2, dec. 2017. ISSN 1810-5386. Available at: <http://journals.uofg.edu.sd/index.php/gjhs/article/view/911>. Date accessed: 11 dec. 2018.
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