ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors
block an enzyme that makes blood vessels narrow. As a result, the blood vessels
relax and widen. This lowers blood pressure. These medicines also put more water and salt into the urine. This also lowers blood pressure.
In heart failure, your heart does not pump as much blood as your
body needs. These medicines:
These medicines include:
Note: This is not a complete list.
effects may include:
You may have other side effects or reactions not listed
here. Check the information that comes with your medicine.
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Current as of:
January 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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