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Why exactly are ACE inhibitors contraindicated in renal artery stenosis?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine
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In brief: It depends

On the clinical situation.
Ace inhibitors are commonly used to control BP in renal artery stenosis and are not contraindicated. Their is this concern that ACE inhibitors may worsen ischemia to the stenotic kidney and for this reason patients have to be closely monitored.

In brief: It depends

On the clinical situation.
Ace inhibitors are commonly used to control BP in renal artery stenosis and are not contraindicated. Their is this concern that ACE inhibitors may worsen ischemia to the stenotic kidney and for this reason patients have to be closely monitored.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can make it worse

The ace inhibitors can make the renal artery stenosis worse leading to uncontrollable hypertension and possibly renal failure.

In brief: Can make it worse

The ace inhibitors can make the renal artery stenosis worse leading to uncontrollable hypertension and possibly renal failure.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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