Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

Given the equal outcome efficacy but fewer adverse events with ARBs, risk-to-benefit analysis in aggregate indicates that at present there is little, if any, reason to use ACE inhibitors for the treatment of hypertension or its compelling indications - Franz Messerli, MD

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

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