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A 89-year-old male asked:

lisinopril and chf, good or bad?

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Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Good, with caution: Lisinipril and other ace inhibitors are one of only a few types of drug shown to improve the long-term prognosis of chf. For CHF the initial dosing should be low, with careful monitoring, but most are able to tolerate higher doses. Blood tests are needed to watch effects on kidneys and potassium level. Other drugs that can improve survival for CHF are beta blockers and spironolactone. Good luck!
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Good: Lisinopril is an ace inhibitor. This class of drugs has been shown to decrease cardiovascular mortality in patients with heart disease.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Good treatment.: ACE inhibitors like Lisinopril are very beneficial for CHF, and should be a part of your medical regimen unless there's a contraindication for its use.

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