ACE inhibitors Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

ACE inhibitors
  • Facts:
    Enalapril (vasotec)
    Lisinopril (novatec)
  • Indications:
    Post MI (limit ventricular remodeling)
  • Side Effects:
    1) Hyperkalemia

    2) Cough (accumulation of bradykinin, substance P, thromboxanes, prostaglandins)

    3) Renal impairment ( acquired angioedema , RTA type IV )
  • Notes:
    Need to check creatinine clearance beforehand
    Proven to improve mortality in CHF patients
  • See Also:
    Acute coronary syndrome

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August 1st 2010