Which medications in the drug class ACE Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Ischemic Stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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ACE Inhibitors

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors prevent the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor, resulting in lower aldosterone secretion.

Enalapril (Vasotec)

An ACE inhibitor, enalapril decreases circulating angiotensin II levels and suppresses the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, lowering overall blood pressure.


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