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How do ACE inhibitors treat heart attacks?

Anjan Gupta, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Heart attack is caused by rupture of cholesterol plaque in the blood vessels of the heart leading to clot formation. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors help in stabilizing the plaque and preventing further heart attacks. It also helps remodel the heart muscle after a heart attack, making it stronger, and increases the survivability of the heart attack patient.

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