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What sort of blood pressure problem requires the use of an ace inhibitor?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 50 years experience
Any, if tolerated: Ace inhibitors are a cornerstone of almost any hypertensive patient, especially if a patient has diabetes or heart failure. Monitoring of kidney tests and potassium and watching for cough or rarely rashes or swelling of the lips and eyelids are adverse effects that need medical attention.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 48 years experience
High blood pressure: This class of medications is used for hypertension as well as for heart failure.

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