Media Articles Related to Levatol (Penbutolol)
Getting to the root of pulmonary hypertension by zooming in on arteries
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.03.03]
You might think building muscle is a good thing, but that's often not so in the case of blood vessels in adults. In fact, excess smooth muscle is a root problem in many vascular diseases, as it causes arteries to constrict and blood pressure to rise. Now, an in-depth analysis of arterioles in mice with pulmonary hypertension explains how those misplaced smooth muscle cells develop.
Breast cancer treatments could increase risk of developing osteoporosis or hypertension
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2014.02.28]
Older women who have overcome breast cancer are likely to struggle with heart disease, osteoporosis and hypertension further on in their lives. Whether these conditions occur or not is influenced by the treatment that patients received to fight cancer, their overall weight and their age.
10 of 11 new gene signals are likely drug targets for hypertension
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.02.24]
A large international study analyzing genes in tens of thousands of individuals has discovered 11 new genetic signals associated with blood pressure levels. Ten of those signals are in or very near genes encoding proteins that appear to be likely targets for drugs already in existence or in development.
Opsumit approved by SwissMedic for pulmonary arterial hypertension
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.02.17]
Actelion Ltd has announced that SwissMedic has approved Opsumit® (macitentan) for PAH patients within Switzerland.Opsumit is indicated for the long-term treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients of WHO Functional Class II to III to reduce morbidity and the risk of mortality.
Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.02.14]
Breathing the air outside their homes may be just as toxic to pregnant women - if not more so - as breathing in cigarette smoke, increasing a mom-to-be's risk of developing deadly complications such as preeclampsia, according to findings from a new University of Florida study.
Published Studies Related to Levatol (Penbutolol)
[The noninvasive assessment of the effects of penbutolol on liver hemodynamics in cirrhotic patients using angioscintigraphy. A randomized controlled double-blind study] [1990.11]
This randomized double-blind controlled study analyzed the hemodynamic effects of penbutolol, a new levo-rotatory betablocker, using radionuclide angiography. Twenty cirrhotics with esophageal varices were randomized: 10 received 40 mg/day of penbutolol orally and the others a placebo...
The influence of penbutolol and placebo on blood sugar levels and insulin consumption in the glucose-controlled insulin infusion system ("artificial endocrine pancreas"). [1990.10.03]
The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of 40 mg of the beta-blocker penbutolol (Betapressin TM; Hoechst Ltd., Frankfurt/Main) in comparison to placebo on the insulin consumption on the blood sugar profile in twelve insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM) patients...
Angioscintigraphic assessment of hemodynamic effects of penbutolol in cirrhotics with portal hypertension. A double-blind, randomized, controlled study. [1990.08]
This randomized double-blind controlled study analyzed the hemodynamic effects of penbutolol, a new levorotatory beta-blocker, using radionuclide angiography. Twenty cirrhotics with esophageal varices were randomized to two groups: 10 received 40 mg/day of penbutolol orally and the others placebo...
Penbutolol in the treatment of mild to moderate essential hypertension in black South Africans. [1990.06]
The antihypertensive effects of penbutolol, a nonselective beta-adrenoceptor antagonist with intrinsic sympathomimetic activity, was assessed in nonobese black South Africans aged 25 to 65 years with uncomplicated mild to moderate essential hypertension...
Effects of penbutolol on plasma atrial natriuretic peptide and antidiuretic hormone levels before and after exercise: a double-blind comparison against placebo. 
A double-blind crossover trial was carried out in 7 healthy male volunteers to investigate the effects of penbutolol and a placebo on plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and antidiuretic hormone (ADH) levels before and after exercise. Each subject underwent several bicycle ergometric exercises lasting 6 min before and after the application of test medications...
Clinical Trials Related to Levatol (Penbutolol)
Renin-Guided Therapeutics in the Management of Untreated, Uncontrolled, or Complicated Hypertension [Completed]
Plasma renin values determine whether volume or vasoconstrictor (renin) factors predominate
in elevating blood pressure and are useful in selecting effective antihypertensive
The researchers hypothesize that:
1. Plasma renin-guided therapeutics will improve systolic and diastolic blood pressure
control in patients with untreated hypertension as well as in patients with treatment
refractory or resistant hypertension that are managed by Clinical Hypertension
2. Renin-guided therapeutics will reduce the number of medications required to maintain
blood pressure control to <140/90 mmHg in hypertensive patients receiving 3 or more
medications, while under the care of a Clinical Hypertension Specialist.
3. Renin-guided therapeutics selection will reduce the total cost of antihypertensive care
provided by Clinical Hypertension Specialists.