CHD – Inhibitors and Antagonists

CHD – Inhibitors and Antagonists 

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CHD – Inhibitors and Antagonists 

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and CHD

ACE inhibitors are frequently use to manage high blood pressure. They work by binding or attaching to a hormone called angiotensin 2. Ordinary angiotensin 2 can cause the narrowing of blood vessels. Therefore, ACE inhibitors can neutralise the effect of the hormone.

Patients who are given ace inhibitors are monitored by having their blood pressure and kidney function checked on a regular basis.

Although ACE inhibitors are generally effective drugs, approximately 10% of patients on this drug may have issues with kidney function as a result of taking this medication.

Some of the common side effects of this class of drugs is experiencing a dry cough or dizziness.

Angiotensin 2 receptor antagonists and CHD

Like ACE inhibitors Angiotensin 2 receptor antagonists are able to lower blood pressure by acting on the hormone called angiotensin 2.

Mild dizziness has been reported as a side effect and dry cough is not documented as a known common side effect. Doctors may prescribe this class of drug over ACE inhibitors.