ACE inhibitor


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Related to ACE inhibitor: Angiotensin receptor blocker, Beta blockers
  • noun

Synonyms for ACE inhibitor

an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries

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Enalapril was superior to the isosorbidc nitrate/hydralazine combination for prolonging survival, and ACE inhibitors subsequently became the primary treatment for heart failure.
The landmark Valiant clinical trial into the drug, also known as valsartan, involving 14,703 patients worldwide found that is as effective at improving survival after a heart attack as the conventional Ace inhibitor treatments for those patients also taking other 'background' treatments such as aspirin, beta-blockers and statins.
Since 1994, ACE inhibitors have been preferred for hypertension control in diabetics with renal disease.
Ask your doctor whether you might benefit from receiving an ACE inhibitor.
proteinuria or symptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction despite treatment with and ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin-receptor blocker alone," said Dr.
13) The ACE inhibitor should be discontinued, and the patient should be started on a different class of antihypertensive medication.
04-g/cm2 greater in the 137 subjects on an ACE inhibitor for at least 5 years than in men not on long-term therapy with a drug in this class.
And it was better than an ACE inhibitor in preventing stroke and heart disease.
They suggest that the renoprotective effects are maximized when ACE inhibitor therapy is started earlier in the course of the disease (i.
But the only effect by type of antihypertensive the patient was exposed to was a slightly higher risk in those who took an ACE inhibitor that did not cross the blood-brain barrier, with about an 18% higher risk than that seen in the subjects on other antihypertensives.
ACE inhibitors work by blocking the action of a compound in the body called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).
By comparison, only 61 per cent of eligible patients in non-KP hospitals in the CRUSADE database and 55 per cent in the NRMI database received an ACE inhibitor or ARB.
Although angio-oedema is a well-recognised complication of ACE inhibitor use, only isolated reports of death have appeared in the literature.
Conclusion: This case report demonstrates additional evidence of acute pancreatitis associated with an ACE inhibitor.
Half received an ACE inhibitor (most often enalapril) and half got a common diuretic (usually hydrochlorothiazide).