angiotensin-receptor blocker

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angiotensin-receptor blocker:

see under ACE inhibitorACE inhibitor
or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
, drug used to reduce elevated blood pressure (see hypertension), to treat congestive heart failure, and to alleviate strain on hearts damaged as a result of a heart attack (see infarction).
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A couple years ago, the angiotensin-receptor blocker candesartan (Atacand[TM]) was found to offer some protection to patients who have just started taking anthracyclines.
The researchers excluded patients already taking an angiotensin-receptor blocker or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor.
Patients who cannot tolerate ACEI can substitute an angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB).
Effects of the angiotensin-receptor blocker telmisartan on cardiovascular events in high-risk patients intolerant to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors: a randomised controlled trial.
"We found that less than one-seventh of the elderly residents of Alberta who were given combination therapy in clinical practice had either of the conditions for which this therapy has been proven beneficial in randomized trials (i.e., proteinuria or symptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction despite treatment with and ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin-receptor blocker alone," said Dr.
ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme; ARB = angiotensin-receptor blocker.
The angiotensin-receptor blocker valsartan also failed to prevent cardiovascular events in the same trial, but it did induce an unexpected relative reduction of 14% in the incidence of diabetes, according to the Nateglinide and Valsartan in Impaired Glucose Tolerance Outcomes Research (NAVIGATOR) Study Group.
A randomized trial of the angiotensin-receptor blocker vaisartan in chronic heart failure.
A Your doctor has probably recommended that you take a statin to lower cholesterol, low-dose aspirin to reduce the risk of stroke and second heart attack, a beta-blocker, and an angioten-sin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin-receptor blocker. Also, it is crucial that you exercise, follow a good, healthy diet and monitor your weight so that you do not develop diabetes.
ONTARGET was designed to answer two clinically relevant questions: Is the angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB) telmisartan an effective alternative to ramipril in the 20%-30% of patients who can't tolerate an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor because of cough, angioedema, or other side effects?
If you cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors, your doctor may recommend an angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB).

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