Tag: angiotensin receptor blocker

What Are Beta-Blockers?

What Are Beta-Blockers?

With the advent of beta-blockers, and compelling evidence of their effectiveness, recommendations for heart failure treatment have changed. In general, patients are now treated with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), plus a diuretic and a beta-blocker, to which an aldosterone antagonist or digoxin may be

Diuretic Definition, Uses, and Side Effects

Diuretic Definition, Uses, and Side Effects

The diuretic definition is anything that promotes the body to lose water by increasing the excretion of urine and fluids. Diuretics cause the kidneys to excrete more water and sodium. They are used to eliminate excess fluid and decrease swelling.
There are three main types of diuretics: thiazide, loop, and potassium-sparing.

Q&A: Celiac Disease; Shortness of Breath; Coping with Stress

Q. What’s the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease?
A. Gluten, a protein found in some grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, and triticale, can cause gastrointestinal symptoms in people with gluten intolerance similar to those of celiac disease. Symptoms include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, bloating, and constipation. Until now, gluten

Heart Failure: Your Treatment Options

A new report from the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests that U.S. heart failure rates are rising. The number of Americans who have the condition increased from about 5.7 million between 2009 and 2012 to about 6.5 million between 2011 and 2014, according to the AHA’s Heart Disease and Stroke

How to Survive and Thrive with Heart Failure

Women comprise about half of the estimated 5.1 million people in the United States living with heart failure. Like their male counterparts, many women are surprised at the diagnosis and worry about their future. Will they become disabled? Will they die?

The fact is, modern medical advances and lifestyle measures enable

More Effective Heart-Failure Drug in the Works

Cardiologists are closely watching clinical trials of the first new drug in years to treat heart failure.

The drug—known only as LCZ696—is the first in a brand-new class of medications called angiotensin-receptor blockers/neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs). These drugs use a unique mode of action to relax blood vessels and eliminate excess fluid

Certain Types of Heart Failure More Common in Women

A variety of diseases and events—heart attack, hypertension, diabetes and heart infections among them—can cause injury to the heart muscle, rendering it unable to work properly. This is called heart failure.
Heart failure is very common—more than 5 million adults in the United States have it. Yet many people are

Drug Makes Breast Cancer Treatment Less Cardiotoxic

Powerful chemotherapy agents called anthracyclines save the lives of countless women with breast cancer, only to cause heart failure later. But taking the angiotensin-receptor blocker candesartan (Atacand) may help preserve the heart’s function. A study presented at the 2015 meeting of the American Heart Association found that women who took

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