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What are angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)?

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Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are a type of drug your doctor may prescribe to help treat your heart disease. They lower certain chemicals that narrow your blood vessels. That allows blood to flow more easily through your body.

ARBs also lower certain chemicals that cause salt and fluid to build up in your body.

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The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute.

American Association of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 11, 2017

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The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute.

American Association of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 11, 2017

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