In April, I reluctantly began taking the ACE-inhibitor ramipril, hoping it might regress LVH [left ventricular hypertrophy]. My GP gave me some responsibility for handling the dosage so that I could slowly build it up to 5 mg daily. I reached [this...
Six months ago, I was anaemic and diagnosed with angina. Although not very severe, I was told I would have to stay on beta-blockers for life!
Angiotensin II-receptor blockers are called ‘safe’ drugs - safer than ACE inhibitors. Notably, they don’t cause persistent coughing, a very common side-effect of the ACE drugs
A stroke occurs when blood circulation to the brain fails. Brain cells can die as a result of the decreased blood flow and subsequent lack of oxygen.