ACE inhibitors during the first trimester MIGHT increase the risk of birth defects

A new study suggests that using ACE inhibitors during the first trimester MIGHT increase the risk of birth defects.

This is a surprise.

We know that exposure to ACE inhibitors and ARBs during the second and third trimesters increases the risk of fetal death. But experts are not yet convinced that ACE inhibitors are dangerous during the first trimester.

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