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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers vs. Calcium Channel Blockers

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers vs. Calcium Channel Blockers

Angiotensin II receptor blockers vs. calcium channel blockers: What’s the difference? Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are used to treat high blood pressure. Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are also used to prevent diabetes and reduce the risk of stroke in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart, […]

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AHA News: This May Be Why Slashing Salt Lowers Blood Pressure

AHA News: This May Be Why Slashing Salt Lowers Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Slash sodium from your diet. That’s the advice inevitably given to everyone. Restricting sodium intake has been key to reducing blood pressure. Now researchers may have found an underlying mechanism to explain why. Scientists examined hundreds of metabolites substances produced during […]

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trandolapril (Mavik)

trandolapril (Mavik)

What is trandolapril, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Trandolapril is an oral drug that is used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Other ACE inhibitors include enalapril (Vasotec), captopril (Capoten), lisinopril (Zestril; Prinivil), benazepril (Lotensin), ramipril (Altace), and quinapril (Accupril). […]