Reassessing Sarcopenia in Hypertension: STAR and ACE Inhibitors Excel


Ata A. M. , KARA M. , Ekiz T., Kara O., CULHA M. A. , Ricci V., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijcp.13800
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

Abstract

Background Hypertension and sarcopenia are commonly seen in older adults. The renin-angiotensin system and the therapeutic use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have been on the agenda of sarcopenia in different perspectives. Our aim was to explore the frequency of sarcopenia in patients with hypertension and to investigate the association between the use of ACE inhibitors and sarcopenia.