Blood pressure drugs compared

Published: June, 2012

ACE inhibitors beat ARBs hands-down for survival benefit.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) are mainstays of treatment for heart failure. Both help the heart pump more effectively by affecting the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), which governs blood pressure. So it seems strange that no specific comparison of their impact on death from high blood pressure (hypertension) has ever been performed until recently.

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