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How can angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) help with treating high blood pressure?

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These drugs block the effect of angiotensin II, a chemical that narrows blood vessels. By doing so, they help widen blood vessels to allow blood to flow more easily, which lowers blood pressure. ARBs are generally prescribed for people who cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors.

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 4, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 4, 2019

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