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Can you tell me how angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor(ace)inhibitors modulate stress on the heart and blood pressure?

Can you tell me how angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor(ace)inhibitors modulate stress on the heart and blood pressure?

ACE I: They modulate stress through decreasing preload and to an extent afterload on the heart. There may also be direct effect on the myocardium but this isn't as well worked out. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Is digoxin gold standard in treating hf and a-fib? Cardiologist of my mom prefers digoxin over angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors.

Is digoxin gold standard in treating hf and a-fib? Cardiologist of my mom prefers digoxin over angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors.

No: I think digoxin therapy should only be considered in patients who continue to have signs and symptoms in spite of proven available other therapies, such as b-blockers, acei/arb's and diuretics. The other area where digoxin may be helpful is af rate control although recent negative data in regards to mortality raise some concerns. ...Read more

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What does it mean when bloodwork comes back with low Angiotensin Converting Enzyme - meds are synthroid, hydochlorothiazide, clanazapam & zoloft - balance issues?

What does it mean when bloodwork comes back with low Angiotensin Converting Enzyme - meds are synthroid, hydochlorothiazide, clanazapam & zoloft - balance issues?

Lower ACE levels: unknown age, gender, ethnicity and past medical history asks; What does it mean when bloodwork comes back with low Angiotensin Converting Enzyme - meds are synthroid, hydochlorothiazide, clanazapam & zoloft - balance issues? ANS: means your ACE level is low. Only ur Dr can interpret it in ur situation however probably looking got Sarcoidosis. More common n AfricanAmericans. Low suggests no Sarcoid ...Read more

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Patient female 44 years old with angiotensin converting enzyme results show 75 h 9-67 u/l. Autoimmune disease?

Patient female 44 years old with angiotensin converting enzyme results show 75  h 9-67 u/l. Autoimmune disease?

Maybe yes or no: And elevated ace level could suggest sarcoidosis. But this is not diagnostic and sometimes it is elevated and other conditions. Your evaluation will include looking at these options. ...Read more

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Sensitive to arbs and allergic to ACE inhibitors, what drug should I take to control my blood pressure?

diuretic: Start with a diuretic. Hydrochlorothiazide (hctz) is cheap, effective, and well tolerated. Depending on the severity of your hbp, you may require more than 1 drug. Avoid salt and attain/maintain normal weight if you can. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Do most people with high blood pressure get on an angiotensin II drug?

Angiotensin II: Actually no, there is an order to starting blood pressure meds and often people start with a diuretic or a beta blocker. Occasionally, in diabetic patients an ace inhibitor is used as an initial agent because of beneficial effects to protect the kidneys. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Have any undesirable effects been seen in long term use of the blood pressure drugs of the ACE inhibitor class?

Same as short-term: Analyses have not shown any clear risks, including with regards to risk of cancer. Risks over long-term appear to mimic that seen in short-term use (e.g. Risk of hi potassium, kidney function abnormalities); sometimes this can show up after years on the medicine. There may even be benefits to chronic use (apart from intended benefits), such as lower risk of diabetes or atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Why might an arb be more effective in stabilizing blood pressure than an ACE inhibitor?

Why might an arb be more effective in stabilizing blood pressure than an ACE inhibitor?

ARB vs. ACE: Different people respond to blood pressure medications differently -- so in some people, an arb may be more potent than an ace, and in others vice versa. These medications work at different parts of the renin-angiotensin pathway. ...Read more

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Is it possible to combine my blood pressure drug: exforge, with other pain killers such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) panadol etc..?

Is it possible to combine my blood pressure drug: exforge, with other pain killers such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) panadol etc..?

Yes : This drug is a combination of amlodipine and valsartan. These are safe drugs with Tylenol. Panadol is also acetaminophen. Please do not take both . I would try to avoid NSAIDs such as advil (ibuprofen) as this can contribute to hypertension. Follow the label for correct dosing. The amount of Tylenol you can take is reduced with age and liver disease. ...Read more

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Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Cozar: Yes I have used it for many years and it is safe and effective to control bp. ...Read more

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Can the blood-pressure drug clonodine be used for anxiety?

Can the blood-pressure drug clonodine be used for anxiety?

Yes, off label.: The anti hypertensive medication Clonidine stimulates alpha2-adrenoreceptors in brain stem and activates an inhibitory neuron, resulting in a decrease in vasomotor tone and heart rate. It has been used off label with variable success to treat a number of different anxiety conditions. It has no fda indication to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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