The renin-angiotensin‐aldosterone system


Darcy Adin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), explains her research on the renin-angiotensin‐aldosterone system

In an interview with Darcy Adin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), she explains what the renin‐angiotensin‐aldosterone system (RAAS) is and how certain biological elements like sex can influence the metabolites and enzymes of an animal.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Darcy Adin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology): So, RAAS is the renin‐angiotensin‐aldosterone system, and we call it RAAS cause it's easier to say that. It is a hormone system that is appropriately actived when you have a declining heart function, but it can become overactived in maladaptive, with chronic heart failure so it can actually contribute the disease progression, with heart disease. And so that's why with congestive heart failure we use medications to help surpress the overactive RAAS.

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