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  ACE Inhibitor - MSN Encarta
ACE inhibitors, or inhibitors of A ngiotensin- C onverting E nzyme, are a group of pharmaceuticals that are used primarily in treatment of hypertension and congestive heart...
ACE inhibitors are also used to treat congestive heart failure, heart attacks, and kidney disease in diabetic patients.
ACE inhibitors should not be taken by pregnant women as the drugs can harm the fetus, especially in the second and third trimesters.
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  ACE inhibitor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ACE inhibitors, or inhibitors of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme, are a group of pharmaceuticals that are used primarily in treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure, in most cases as the drugs of first choice.
ACE inhibitors are often combined with diuretics in the control of hypertension (usually a thiazide), when an ACE inhibitor alone proves insufficient; and in chronic heart failure (usually furosemide) for improved symptomatic control.
ACE inhibitors lower arteriolar resistance and increase venous capacitance; increase cardiac output and cardiac index, stroke work and volume, lower renovascular resistance, and lead to increased natriuresis (excretion of sodium in the urine).
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 ACE inhibitor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ACE inhibitors, or inhibitors of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme, are a group of pharmaceuticals that are used primarily in treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure, in some cases as the drugs of first choice.
ACE inhibitors are often combined with diuretics in the control of hypertension (usually a thiazide), when an ACE inhibitor alone proves insufficient; and in chronic heart failure (usually furosemide) for improved symptomatic control.
ACE inhibitors lower arteriolar resistance and increase venous capacity; increase cardiac output and cardiac index, stroke work and volume, lower renovascular resistance, and lead to increased natriuresis (excretion of sodium in the urine).
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 ACE Inhibitors - drug class, medical uses, medication side effects, and drug interactions by MedicineNet.com
ACE inhibitors are used for controlling blood pressure, treating heart failure and preventing kidney damage in people with hypertension or diabetes.
ACE inhibitors usually are not prescribed for pregnant patients because they may cause birth defects.
ACE inhibitors also may increase the blood concentration of lithium (Eskalith) and lead to an increase in side effects from lithium.
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 ACE inhibitor – FREE ACE inhibitor Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
ACE inhibitor or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, drug used to reduce elevated blood pressure (see hypertension), to treat congestive heart failure, and to alleviate strain on hearts damaged as a result of a heart attack (see infarction).
ACE inhibitors block production of an enzyme that helps convert the protein angiotensin 1 into angiotensin 2, a protein that makes blood vessels constrict and promotes retention of fluid, raising blood pressure.
ACE inhibitors: myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure.
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 GCR: Heart Failure Disease Specific Site
ACE inhibitors also potentiate vasodilatory effects of bradykinins and prostaglandins, by reducing the breakdown of bradykinin (a vasodilator).
In summary, ACE inhibitors have been shown to reduce mortality in patients with mild, moderate and severe heart failure, as well as patients post-MI who are asymptomatic for heart failure.
ACE inhibitors have been demonstrated to enhance functional status of patients, with an average improvement of 0.5-1 functional class.
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 MedForumsLive.com - ACE inhibitor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ACE inhibitor: A drug that inhibits ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) which is important to the formation of angiotensin II.
ACE inhibitors lower the blood pressure by inhibiting the formation of angiotensin II.
ACE inhibitors may slow the progress of diabetic kidney disease in middle-aged persons with type 2 diabetes.
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 Fosinopril - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fosinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used for the treatment of hypertension and some types of chronic heart failure.
It was speculated that the phosphoramide moiety in the molecule was central to its inhibition of ACE.
The lessons learnt in the development of enalapril and later ACE inhibitors were applied to the design and eventually fosinoprilat was developed.
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 AllRefer.com - ACE inhibitor (Pharmacology) - Encyclopedia
ACE inhibitor[A´´sE´´E´, As] Pronunciation Key or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor[an´´jEOten´sin] Pronunciation Key, drug used to reduce elevated blood pressure (see hypertension), to treat congestive heart failure, and to alleviate strain on hearts damaged as a result of a heart attack (see infarction).
ACE inhibitors block production of an enzyme that helps convert the protein angiotensin 1 into angiotensin 2, a protein that makes blood vessels constrict and promotes retention of fluid, raising blood pressure.
Thus ACE inhibitors act to widen the blood vessels and make it easier for the heart to pump blood through the body.
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 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) Drugs and Pregnancy
ACE inhibitors are already known to have risks to the developing infant when used in the last six months of pregnancy.
The prescribing information for all ACE inhibitor drugs has long emphasized that women who become pregnant should be taken off ACE inhibitors as soon as possible to avoid exposure of the fetus in the second and third trimesters, which is known to cause fetal abnormalities, especially related to the kidneys and related structures.
ACE inhibitors are labeled with a pregnancy category D for the last six months (the second and third trimesters) and C for the first three months.
www.fda.gov /cder/drug/advisory/ACEI.htm   (583 words)

  
 Should an ACE inhibitor be stopped if signs of renal insufficiency appear?
Elevated creatinine at baseline is not a contraindication to ACE inhibitors
ACE inhibitors are not nephrotoxic per se, at least not the way drugs such as cyclosporine or aminoglycosides are.
ACE inhibitors prevent the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, thus releasing the vasoconstriction of the efferent glomerular arterioles, with a subsequent decrease in the glomerular hydrostatic pressure.
www.clevelandclinicmeded.com /ccjm/April2001/morales.htm   (846 words)

  
 Cardiology Advisor 2007.2: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
ACE inhibitors slow the activity of this enzyme.
ACE inhibitors relieve these symptoms by reducing blood pressure to ease the workload of the heart.
ACE inhibitors also work on the kidneys by increasing blood flow and reducing the tendency of the body to retain fluids.
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 Comparison of ACE Inhibitor Therapy in Older Adults - March 15, 2005 - American Family Physician
Studies of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy demonstrate that upward-dosing of ACE inhibitors is required to achieve survival benefit in patients with heart failure.
It is important to evaluate the benefits of low-dose ACE inhibitor therapy, because many older patients are given low ACE inhibitor dosages because of a fear of adverse effects or because the higher dosages were not tolerated.
Taking a low-dose ACE inhibitor in these two measures was better than no ACE inhibitor at all, but in the third outcome measure, one-year mortality or all-cause mortality, no ACE inhibitor and low-dose ACE inhibitor therapy were similar in benefit.
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 Outcomes and Cost Savings of an ACE Inhibitor Therapeutic Interchange
Thirty-six patients stabilized on ACE inhibitor therapy (captopril [n=12], enalapril [n=12], and lisinopril [n=12]) for hypertension with or without a diuretic comprised the study population.
Comparability of demographic and baseline characteristics among baseline ACE inhibitor groups (captopril, enalapril, and lisinopril) were assessed using one-way analysis of variance for continuous variables and Pearson's chi-square for dichotomous and categorical data.
ACE inhibitors, with their low incidence of overall side effects and favorable risk-benefit profile in patients with diabetes mellitus, renal dysfunction, and heart failure, are a commonly used class of drugs for the initial treatment of hypertension.
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 At what level of hyperkalemia or creatinine elevation should ACE inhibitor therapy be stopped or not started?
ACE inhibitor therapy should be stopped if the serum creatinine concentration increases by more than 1 mg/dL or if the serum potassium concentration increases to 5.5 mmol/L or higher.
ACE inhibitors slow the progression of diabetic and nondiabetic renal disease.
Therefore, the use of ACE inhibitors in diabetic renal disease is advisable, has a beneficial effect on patients with a high serum creatinine concentration, and is safe under most common clinical conditions.
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 Ace Inhibitor Drug : by Ray Sahelian, M.D. ACE inhibitor benefit and side effect
Treatment with an ACE inhibitor is associated with a decreased risk of rupture in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Babies whose mothers took ACE inhibitors in their first trimester were more than twice as likely to be born with serious heart and brain problems than those not exposed to any pressure-lowering medicines.
ACE inhibitors already carry a strong Food and Drug Administration “fl box” warning about their dangers in the later stages of pregnancy, and the label says the drugs should be discontinued when pregnancy is detected.
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 High blood pressure treatment - ACE Inhibitors - WebMD
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are medications that widen or dilate your blood vessels to improve the amount of blood your heart pumps and lower blood pressure.
ACE inhibitors also increase blood flow, which helps to decrease the amount of work your heart has to do and can help protect your kidneys from the effects of hypertension and diabetes.
ACE inhibitors are used to treat a number of heart-related conditions, including high blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack and preventing kidney damage associated with hypertension and diabetes.
www.webmd.com /hypertension-high-blood-pressure/treatment-ace-inhibitors   (453 words)

  
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 CHFpatients.com - Ace Inhibitors For Heart Failure Explained - Page 2
ACE inhibitors improve survival in all patients who experienced an acute heart attack.
He tested raising ACE inhibitor dose according to measurements of blood BNP levels versus basing the dose on symptoms, in 20 CHF patients.
Patients most likely to be denied ACE inhibitors were those over 65 years of age with reduced kidney function, patients with abnormal heart rhythm, and patients taking potassium-sparing diuretics.
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 ACE inhibitor drugs underused in heart failure patients   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In particular, prescription rates for ACE inhibitors have not increased for hospitalized Medicare patients who should be receiving the drugs to treat heart failure, Masoudi and co-authors report.
The proportion of patients treated with ACE inhibitors was 69 percent during 1998—1999 and 67 percent between 2000 and 2001.
Treatment with an ACE inhibitor was associated with a lower risk of death during the first year after hospital discharge.
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 ACE inhibitors definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
ACE inhibitors: A drug that inhibits ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) which is important to the formation of angiotensin II.
ACE inhibitors lower the blood pressure by inhibiting the formation of angiotensin II.
ACE inhibitors are therefore used for blood pressure control and congestive heart failure.
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 How to start an ACE inhibitor
ACE inhibitors have been shown to be particularly effective in protecting renal function of damaged kidneys, especially if there is significant proteinuria.
For some patients, the value of ACE inhibitors is such that dietary restriction and acceptance of modest hyperkalaemia may be an acceptable course.
Try without the ACE inhibitor; if the problem is resolved, move on to an angiotensin II receptor antagonist such as irbesartan, candesartan.
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 ACE Inhibitors Slow Progression of Chronic Renal Disease - CME Teaching Brief - MedPage Today
Explain that ACE inhibitor treatment requires close monitoring of serum potassium, use of diuretics, and dietary potassium restriction and sodium restriction.
Both ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are known to increase the risk of hyperkalemia, so many clinicians, according to Dr. Hebert, routinely stop ACE inhibitors or ARBs when patients progress to stage 4 kidney disease.
But Dr. Hebert was cautious in his interpretation of the Hou data, noting that the Chinese researchers used an ACE inhibitor dose that was half the maximal recommended dose for patients with kidney disease, which is significantly higher than the 15 to 25% of maximal dose reported by other researchers.
www.medpagetoday.com /Nephrology/GeneralNephrology/tb/2464   (1136 words)

  
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ACE is a peptidyl dipeptidase that catalyzes the conversion of angiotensin I to the vasoconstrictor substance, angiotensin II.
ACE is identical to kininase, an enzyme that degrades bradykinin.
The use of ACE inhibitors during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy has been associated with fetal and neonatal injury, including hypotension, neonatal skull hypoplasia, anuria, reversible or irreversible renal failure, and death.
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 UCLA Department of Medicine - wfsection-Renal Complications of ACE Inhibitor Therapy
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors have proven to be of significant therapeutic value in the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure and certain chronic renal diseases.
Although they are generally safe and well-tolerated by the majority of patients, acute renal failure or renal insufficiency may occur in patients who use ACE inhibitors in situations associated with decreased glomerular filtration pressure, such as dehydration caused by diarrhea or diuretics.
In nearly every case, the increases are completely reversible after discontinuation of the ACE inhibitor; the creatinine concentration usually returns to baseline levels and the course of renal function is not significantly worsened.
www.med.ucla.edu /modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=132   (742 words)

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