ACE Inhibitors


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ACE inhibitors are a medication class used to treat and manage hypertension, a significant risk factor for coronary disease, heart failure, stroke, and a number of other cardiovascular conditions. Most cases are primary and not attributable to any specific etiology. This activity reviews the indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, adverse events, and other key elements of ACE inhibitor therapy in the clinical setting related to the essential points needed by members of an interprofessional team managing the care of patients with hypertension and its related conditions and sequelae.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the mechanism of action of ACE inhibitors.
  • Summarize the adverse effects of ACE inhibitors.
  • Outline the classic indications for initiating ACE inhibitor therapy.
  • Review interprofessional team approach using evidence-based medicine and patient-centered approach to improve patient outcomes.


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