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The finding that long-term ACE inhibitor therapy appears to prevent age-related bone loss in older men has mechanistic plausibility, he continued.
They concluded that the ACE inhibitors were renoprotective in nondiabetic patients with advanced kidney disease (Hou et al.
The group of patients on an antihypertensive other than an ACE inhibitor had a mean decline in exam scores of 0.
In fact, animal studies show that a combination of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers can actually attenuate pancreatic inflammation in rats.
ACE inhibitors target angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).
They identified 209 infants who were exposed to ACE inhibitors in the first trimester, and 202 who were exposed to other antihypertensive drugs in the first trimester.
GOOD FOR THE HEART: Wider use of drugs such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors.
Since 1994, ACE inhibitors have been preferred for hypertension control in diabetics with renal disease.
In a consensus report published in February in the American Journal of Cardiology, doctors recommend most patients be treated with ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers in combination with commonly used digitalis and diuretics.
Surveys and analyses of claims data had shown that there was significant underutilization of ACE Inhibitors.
He and colleagues argue that diuretics, ACE inhibitors, and digoxin should be used as soon as a patient is diagnosed as suffering from heart failure.
ACE inhibitors have lowered proteinuria and slowed deterioration even in diabetic patients who did not have high blood pressure.