M.V. Leonova

SBEI HPE RNSMU n.a. N.I. Pirogov of RMPH, Moscow
The article presents the review of new scientific data on the mechanism of action of a direct renin inhibitor - aliskiren, and the difference of its impact on the basic components of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) in comparison to other RAAS blockers. New data of meta-analyses of the efficacy and safety of aliskiren are discussed. Meta-analyses have shown comparable efficacy and tolerability of aliskiren with angiotensin receptor antagonists and other antihypertensive drugs. Long-term studies on the organoprotective effects of aliskiren suggest the achievement of regression of left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with arterial hypertension and proteinuria in patients with arterial hypertension and diabetic nephropathy; there was no increased risk of total and cardiovascular mortality. Evaluation of possible use of aliskiren in other cardiovascular disease showed no benefits of the drug to the existing ones.


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About the Autors

M.V. Leonova – Doctor of Medical Sciences, Prof., Corr. Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Prof. at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology SBEI HPE RNSMU n.a. N.I. Pirogov of RMPH, Moscow; e-mail:

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