ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers to prevent stroke

There's a lot of interest in using ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers to prevent stroke.

All antihypertensives lower stroke risk...but ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may be more effective.

The ACE inhibitor ramipril (Altace) reduces the risk of fatal stroke by 60%...even in patients WITHOUT high blood pressure.

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