The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and angiotensin II, in
particular, play a central role and have been implicated in the
spectrum of cardiovascular disease (CVD), beginning with
hypertension, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, myocardial
infarction (MI), strokes and heart failure.
Makkink, Jaco L.; Greeff, O.B.W. (Oppel Bernhardt Wilhelm), 1948-(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2014-04)
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