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What are angiotensin receptor blockers for coronary artery disease?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) block the hormone angiotensin 2. This limits the amount of sodium and water retained by the kidneys. ARBs also relax the arteries. This promotes better blood flow and lowers blood pressure.

Many ARBs are available in the US. These include azilsartan (Edarbi), candesartan (Atacand), eprosartan (Teveten), irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), olmesartan (Benicar), telmisartan (Micardis), and valsartan (Diovan). 

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