Chronic Heart Failure (HF) is still a disease state characterized by elevated morbidity and mortality and represents an unresolved problem for its socio-economic impact. Besides many of the pathophysiological events leading to advanced HF have been widely disclosed in the past decades, the role of neuro-hormonal dysregulation accompanying HF has to be clearly assessed with the objective of better therapeutic approaches in treating such a disease. In the present review article, alongside with a brief re-evaluation of general aspects of HF physiopathology, we summarize recent advances in the cross talk between renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) with natriuretic peptides (NPs) which have been shown to play a relevant role in the development of severe HF. The role of RAAS-NPs interplay has been shown to be crucial in both hemodynamic and tissue remodeling associated to cardiomyocyte dysfunction, leading to advanced impairment of left ventricular performance. On the basis of these results, the development of drugs resetting both RAAS and NPs system seems to be promising for a successful long term treatment of chronic HF.
|Titolo:||The pathophysiological role of natriuretic peptide-RAAS cross talk in heart failure|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|