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How effective are ACE inhibitors for managing heart failure?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

The many available ACE inhibitors are equally effective for patients with systolic heart failure. ACE inhibitors relax blood vessels, lower blood pressure, and improve the pumping ability of the heart. They decrease heart failure symptoms and improve exercise capacity.

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