Cardiac Nutrition and Recipes: Eating, Cooking, and Living the Heart Healthy Way. Learn to Manage Your Heart Disease Through Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle Changes & More!



Search Articles:


 Heart Disease
- Wellness & Nutrition
- Heart Healthy Recipes

Board Review
- General Surgery Board Review
- ABSITE High Yield Review
- Surgery SHELF Exam Review
- CT Board Review
- CT Oral Board Review
- Cardiology Board Review

 Online Store
- Buy Books Online
- Eating for Healthy Heart
- Understanding Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure & Stroke


 Contact Us
 About This Site

Nutrition Information Printer Friendly Version Send to a Friend

ACE Inhibitors

by Pierre S Aoukar, MD and Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD
Posted: February 16

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE) are a first-line class of drugs for treating hypertension in patients with heart disease who are in heart failure. They prevent the conversion of the neurohormone Angiotensin I to Angiotensin IIa potent vasoconstrictor and anti-diuretic (retains salt and water). ACE Inhibitors also slow remodeling of the heart following a heart attack, helping to preserve as much viable heart muscle as possible. ACE Inhibitors, for reasons unknown, however, do not work in a large segment of the African-American population. If you have had a heart attack and are not taking an ACE inhibitor, you need to talk to your doctor or find a new one.

, Introduction to Heart Disease, Excerpt from the book: Everything Good For The Heart: The A to Z Guide, Aoukar PS and Karamanoukian HL. Magalhaes Scientific Press

Date of Article Publication:
In Press


(c) by Dr. Freeman. All Rights Reserved. | Terms Of Use | Privacy Notice