Angiotensin receptor blocker

From IKE
Revision as of 02:55, 7 October 2004 by Tarek (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) are pharmacological agents used for the treatment of hypertension. They are used in patients with congestive heart failure and proteinuria, or who have experienced adverse reactions to ACE inhibitors, as well as patients with left ventricular hypertorphy.

The contraindications are the same as those of ACE inhibitors, and the side effects are the same, except that ARBs cause no cough or angioedema.