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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...