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Doctor insights on: Zestril Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Ace Inhibitor

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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 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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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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I take lisinopril, an ACE inhibitor. Are there any good alternatives?

I take lisinopril, an ACE inhibitor. Are there any good alternatives?

Lisinopril choices: Lisinopril is a member of the ace-inhibitor (a) class of drugs. It not only reduces blood pressure, it also reduces proteinuria. The most common adverse effect of drugs of a class is a dry cough. Another class of drugs, call angiotensin receptor blockers (arb) can do the same two things and have a much lower reported incidence of cough. Ask your physician for more advice. ...Read more

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Why is it important to take the ACE inhibitor Lisinopril for hypertension?

Why ACE for HTN?: Why is it important to take the ACE inhibitor Lisinopril for hypertension? ANS: it will enable you to live longer and healthier. But causes some to cough. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?

I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the  cough with lisinopril?

10%: There is a 10% chance of getting a cough with lisinopril. That means there is a 90% chance of not getting a cough. Lisinopril is still very useful. Be optimistic that you are in the 90%. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to lisinopril (facial rash) can I take a different ACE inhibitor?

If I am allergic to lisinopril (facial rash) can I take a different ACE inhibitor?

Allergy to Lisinopri: I would speak to your physician (p) about that. If you were my patient, i would start you on an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). Arb's are very effective agents to reduce BP and reduce proteinuria. ...Read more

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Non-diabetic:ace inhibitors:nephrotoxic or protective.?Nephrectomy 87.Hptn.On toprol, (metoprolol) zestril, hctz, hydralazine;which to dc?/ckd 3a/age 69.

ACE inh: Ace inhibitors are great medications for BP and diabetes and scledoderma hypertensive crisis. However, in some patientds they may adversely affect the kidneys, specially if there is underlying renovascular disease. Since you only have one kidney be very carefull. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of beta blockers and ace inhibitors ie : lisinopril 2.5 and metoprolol succinate 50mg both q daily.

Improved LV Function: The long term benefit of these medications in the treatment of CHF or Cardiomyopathy are well established highly beneficial and according to guidelines. It is all good. Prolong and improve life expectancy. ...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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What is the difference between an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic on kidney?

What is the difference between an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic on kidney?

ACE diuretic: ACE blocks conversion of Angio I to II and if BP falls a lot kidneys may fail.Diuretics get rid of salt Na at different parts of renal tubule. Google this for more details. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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Explain ACE inhibitor use as a anti hypertensive?

Relaxes vasc muscle: Angiotensin i is a hormone that is converted to angiotensin ii with the help of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ace). Angiotensin ii is a very powerful constrictor of vascular muscle and in doing so increases the pressure inside the vessels (the blood pressure). If you inhibit (or neutralize) the ace then you don't produce as much angiotensin ii and the BP does not increase. ...Read more

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Zestril (Definition)

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