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ACE Inhibitor Pills

ACE inhibitors are very beneficial for people with heart failure. Research has shown that ACE inhibitors help people live longer and decrease hospitalizations. They can also decrease symptoms of heart failure and increase your ability to be more active.

ACE inhibitors work by:

  • Blocking the effects of harmful stress hormones (substances produced by your body that make heart failure worse).

They also control high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks. However, ACE inhibitors are effective for heart failure even if you do not have high blood pressure.

The full medical name for ACE inhibitors is angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.

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