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

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In the study group as a whole, after excluding patients who had a failed trial of ACE inhibitors and those with aortic stenosis, performance of echocardiography (OR 3.6, CI 1.7-7.5), acute myocardial infarction (OR 2.5, CI 1.2-5.3) and hypertension (OR 2.1, CI 1.1-3.9) predicted ACE inhibitor use, while increased age (OR 0.92, CI 0.89-0.96) and increased serum creatinine concentration (OR 0.93, CI 0.88-0.95) were associated with less ACE inhibitor use.
An example of an effective ACE inhibitor is captopril, which the Food and Drug Administration approved for treating kidney disease of Type I diabetes.
Originally developed as a treatment for hypertension, ACE inhibitors help heart failure patients by, among other things, decreasing the pressure inside blood vessels.
ACE inhibitors have been recommended for heart patients, as has one developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
ACE Inhibitors are effective in primary and secondary prevention.
A retrospective analysis of longitudinal data from the prospective Health ABC (Dynamics of Health, Aging and Body Composition Study) found that femoral neck bone mineral density was significantly greater in elderly men on an ACE inhibitor for 5 or more years for treatment of hypertension than in those not on long-term ACE inhibitor therapy Dr.
ACE inhibitors have long been associated with birth defects when used in the second and third trimester, and are therefore contraindicated in pregnancy; however, it was not until the publication of the 2006 cohort study of about 30,000 infants that adverse outcomes were also linked to first-trimester use.
The researchers looked at 32 312 seniors in Alberta, Canada, aged 65 and older who were prescribed an ACE inhibitor and/or an ARB.
This suggests that physicians in practice are likely to find a significant number of patients who are unable to tolerate (or fail to adhere to) monotherapy with ACE inhibitors or ARBs.
ACE inhibitors are essential and widely used drugs for the treatment of hypertension, cardiac disease and kidney disease.
ACE inhibitors and ARBs have shown to be effective in slowing the progression of kidney disease in patients with microalbuminuria (20-200 ug/min) due to either type 1 or 2 diabetes because they decrease albumin excretion, slow the increase in albumin excretion and delay progression to macroalbuminuria (>200 ug/min).
A closer look at the data reveals that ACE inhibitors protected men from heart problems better than diuretics did, but that women gained equal protection from the two drugs, report Christopher M.
Renal crisis is a severe kidney problem in scleroderma that requires ACE inhibitors as lifesaving medications.
The protective effect of ACE inhibitors may stem from a positive effect of these drugs, and a reduced use of other anti-hypertensive agents in patients who are treated with an ACE inhibitor, said Dr.