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Angioedema Related to Angiotensin Inhibitors.
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PMID:  25124378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Angiotensin inhibitors have been extensively evaluated in clinical trials and have demonstrated significant reductions in morbidity and mortality following myocardial infarction and stroke, as well as in patients with heart failure or who are at risk of cardiovascular disease. Further, both angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are frequently prescribed for the treatment of hypertension and to preserve renal function in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease. Angioedema is a known, but rare, adverse effect of ACEIs and ARBs. Therefore, it is important for clinicians to have a thorough understanding of risks and benefits of prescribing these medications, particularly in patients with a history of angioedema. This review describes the literature evaluating the incidence and cross-reactivity of angioedema with ACEIs and ARBs in order to provide guidance for clinical decision making.
Stephanie E Knecht; Steven P Dunn; Tracy E Macaulay
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pharmacy practice     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-1937     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pharm Pract     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8900945     Medline TA:  J Pharm Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Author(s) 2014.
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