ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are especially beneficial for preventing stroke

There's growing evidence that ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are especially beneficial for preventing stroke.

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

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

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