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

ACEI,HTN: ADE inhibitors are effective,have data showing survival advantage in a variety of conditions including hypertension ...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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Zestril (Definition)

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