What are aldosterone blockers for coronary artery disease management?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Aldosterone blockers remove sodium (salt) and water from the body by limiting the effect of the hormone aldosterone. These drugs also lower blood pressure and provide other benefits for people with cardiovascular disease. Aldosterone blockers available in the US include spironolactone (Aldactone) and eplerenone (Inspra). 

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