Reviewed: MR in pulmonary hypertension and RV failure

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by pulmonary vascular remodelling, leading to progressive increase in pulmonary artery pressure and subsequent right ventricular failure. Aldosterone and the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) are key drivers of cardiovascular disease and MR antagonists are well-established in more…

Endothelial cell mineralocorticoid receptors drive pulmonary hypertension and RV failure

Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists are well established in the treatment of chronic left heart disease, however, there is an ever growing body of evidence suggesting potential benefits in other cardiovascular disease. Here, we evaluated the effects of MR antagonists on more…

No increased activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in patients with COVID-19

The role of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in the corona virus-induced disease COVID-19 is controversially discussed. SARS-CoV-2 enters host cells by binding to angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 and activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system may affect susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and outcome of more…