Effects of Blood Pressure Lowering With Different Antihypertensive Agents on Cognitive Function and Plasma Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor Levels: A Comparative Study

Demir M., Gurol A. O., Ozyigit R. T., Uresin A. Y.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY, vol.67, no.6, pp.538-543, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Hypertension is a risk factor for cognitive impairment (CI). However, the specific effect of antihypertensive therapy on cognitive function is still controversial. We aimed to investigate the effect of antihypertensive agents targeting the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) on CI and brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF).