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Can you tell me how ace inhibitors work to lower blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Vasodilators: They dilate blood vessels.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How is it that ACE inhibitors work to lower blood pressure?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Umesh Patel
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Blood Pressure: Meds: Ace inhibitors block the conversion angiotensin i to angiotensin ii, which constricts the vessels, increases the following: salt retention in the kidney, sympathetic tone, aldosterone and ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone) secretion. The inhibition of this conversion decreases blood pressure and wall stress in the heart muscle.
Last updated Jul 17, 2014

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