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Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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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

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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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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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What is the difference between ACE inhibitor and angiotensin receptor antagonist?

Names say it all: Angiotensin converting enzyme(ace) inhibitor vs angiotensin receptor blocker(arb). The names really say it all. Angiotensin which raises blood pressure needs to be activated to work. Aces prevent that activition. Arbs directly block the activity of angiotensin. Both have similar effects but there is more evidence for heart protection with aces than arbs but slightly more side effects with aces. ...Read more

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Is ACE inhibitor such as captropil effective as an antihypertensive or everyone?

Is ACE inhibitor such as captropil effective as an antihypertensive or everyone?

1size never fits all: In medicine, one size doesn't fit all. An ace inhibitor may be more appropriate if you have diabetes, since it can protect the kidneys from diabetic damage. If you have cardiac problems, a beta blocker may be more appropriate. Sometimes, a pt needs to use more than one HTN medication. This is why you & your doctor should discuss which blood pressure med is best in your p[articular case. ...Read more

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I have a slightly elevated angiotensin conv. Enzyme the cut off was 53 and i was 64. Does this mean I have sarcoidosis? And is that a fatal illness?

I have a slightly elevated angiotensin conv. Enzyme the cut off was 53 and i was 64. Does this mean I have sarcoidosis? And is that a fatal illness?

See below: Sarcoidosis can be such a mild disorder that no treatment is needed or can be life-threatening. Most of the time simple treatments - not steroids - will control the disease. Workup for underlying causes/mimics is essential. Ace levels are meaningful only related to clinical symptoms. Rheumatologist should provide clarification. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: angiotensin-1-converting enzyme?

Major BP problems...: Angiotensin-1-converting enzyme converts angiotensi-1 to angiotensin-2, an extremely potent vasoconstrictor, leading to high bp. It is triggered by renin, produced in the kidneys due to low blood flow. The angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, or acei's are used to block this, but some still gets converted in the tissue, so we use angiotensin receptor blockers, or arb's. ...Read more

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67 yrs. angiotensin 1 converting enzyme (ace) serum 126.7 , what should be done? Bad? What does this mean? Life style changes. Medication? Thank you

ACE levels: 51 M Notes: 67 yrs angiotensin 1 converting enzyme (ace) serum 126.7 , what should be done? Bad? What does this mean? Life style changes. Medication? Thank you ANS: not enough information to help at this point. Are you 51 or 67? Need to know why it was measured, what meds, other illnesses, & what is normal in that lab. Get this information & will be happy to do 2nd opinion as I specialize in RAAS ...Read more

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Captopril (Definition)

It is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor which lowers blood pressure, unloads the heart and can protect ...Read more


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Capoten (Definition)

Capoten is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more