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What are angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors?

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are heart medications that widen, or dilate, your blood vessels. That increases the amount of blood your heart pumps and lowers blood pressure.

They also raise blood flow, which helps to lower your heart’s workload.

From: ACE Inhibitors and Heart Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Texas Heart Institue: "Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors."

MedicineNet: "ACE Inhibitors."

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Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2018

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Texas Heart Institue: "Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors."

MedicineNet: "ACE Inhibitors."

MedlinePlus: "ACE inhibitors."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2018

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