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What are ACE inhibitors?

Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) stop production of a chemical that makes blood vessels narrow. They are primarily used to reduce blood pressure and help the heart heal when it has been damaged. There is evidence they may also reduce the risk of having a second heart attack.
 

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