Journal article

[Evaluation of the efficacy and tolerance of naftidrofuryl in patients presenting with exertional angina. Multicenter double-blind versus placebo study].

JL Hirsch, JJ Bensoussan, M Mosnier, P Lehert

Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) | Published : 1999

Abstract

Due to its vascular and platelet 5-HT2 receptor antagonist properties and its metabolic properties, naftidrofuryl specifically counteracts local ischaemic phenomena. One of its major indications is the treatment of intermittent claudication, but it is well known that peripheral arterial disease is the sign of diffuse arterial disease, associated with particularly lethal coronary disease. Recent studies increasingly implicate serotonin (5-HT) in coronary ischaemic processes. In view of the similarities between these pathophysiological data and the characteristics of this molecule, we decide to evaluate the coronary protection afforded by naftidrofuryl and its safety. This multicentre double-b..

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