new antihypertensive called Tekturna, the first direct renin inhibitor

You'll hear about a new antihypertensive called Tekturna, the first direct renin inhibitor.

Tekturna (aliskiren) inhibits the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system earlier in the cascade than ACE inhibitors or ARBs.

Renin inhibitors block the first step. They inhibit ACTIVATION of the whole system.

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