Assessment of single versus twice daily dosing of ramipril by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in patients similar to those included in the HOPE study.
D Goyal, AY Chong, RL Watson, N Prasad, RD Watson
Journal of Human Hypertension | Published : 2007
Ramipril has been used in twice daily dose of 5 mg in most heart failure trials, whereas the dose used in Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) study was 10 mg once at bedtime. The HOPE investigators in an ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) substudy observed a fall of nighttime but not daytime blood pressure (BP). We examined the effects of once daily ramipril 10 mg versus 5 mg twice a day. Twenty-nine patients were recruited based on the original criteria for the HOPE study and were given ramipril either in twice-daily dose (5 mg b.d.) or once daily (10 mg o.d.) each morning in randomized, prospective crossover trial. Twenty-four hour ABP recordings were taken just before commencement of..View full abstract