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Ace Inhibitors especially PERINDOPRIL (ACEON) and RAMIPRIL (ALTACE) appear to be among the most cardio-protective. The only problems with Ace
inhibitors (as with lots of meds) are side effects. The Ace Inhibitors are the most researched and research yields very positive results. I'm currently trying a low dose of ACEON (as an addition to low dose BENICAR) for better blood pressure control. I had trouble tolerating ALTACE apprx 5 years ago and was switched. I hope this med. proves better.

I believe Ace Inhibitors are more beneficial than the ARB's that many of us are switched to ex. COZAAR, DIOVAN, BENICAR etc...
COZAAR and DIOVAN are fairly well researched. BENICAR is yet to prove any strong positive studies with the exception of many laboratory RAT experiments, but doctors push them like crazy.

As you mention Inflammation and atherosclerotic effects, I think that the addition (among some others) of vitamins such as VITAMIN C, Vitamin E (natural), NIACIN, FOLIC ACID and a low dose of a statin, can reverse atherosclerotic plaque and inflammation.. see "The combination of NIACIN and ZOCOR"

P.S. Ace Inhibitors may also prevent cancer...I guess it's due to the snake venom toxin ingredient, which has this effect. When they say; These blood pressure meds. are poison.... I guess they are not kidding......

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Hi Ace,

[QUOTE]P.S. Ace Inhibitors may also prevent cancer...I guess it's due to the snake venom toxin ingredient, which has this effect. When they say; These blood pressure meds. are poison.... I guess they are not kidding......

Very funny! :D I knew about the cancer prevention. I did not know about its snake venom ingredient. Perhaps that is why the ACE inhibitors are so effective! Did you know that they also keep the blood sugar in check, so, to an extent, protect from diabetes? (As opposed to beta blockers that help cause it).
I was on Altace originally with no problems. I was switched to 20mg Ramipril a few weeks later, because another doctor thought it would be a better drug for me. I've never heard of the one you are trying now. Perhaps it also goes by another name. I cannot stand either of the two ARBs we tried, Diovan and Micardis. I am allergic to something in them.
I too am a strong believer in the anti-inflammatory properties of the vitamins and other supplements, though have not taken Niacin or folic acid. My doctor said the statin and aspirin should be enough. I'll read about the combination of Niacin & Zocor you suggested. Thanks for that!

flowergirl
[QUOTE=flowergirl2day;3252701]Hi Ace,



Very funny! :D I knew about the cancer prevention. I did not know about its snake venom ingredient. Perhaps that is why the ACE inhibitors are so effective! Did you know that they also keep the blood sugar in check, so, to an extent, protect from diabetes? (As opposed to beta blockers that help cause it).
I was on Altace originally with no problems. I was switched to 20mg Ramipril a few weeks later, because another doctor thought it would be a better drug for me. I've never heard of the one you are trying now. Perhaps it also goes by another name. I cannot stand either of the two ARBs we tried, Diovan and Micardis. I am allergic to something in them.
I too am a strong believer in the anti-inflammatory properties of the vitamins and other supplements, though have not taken Niacin or folic acid. My doctor said the statin and aspirin should be enough. I'll read about the combination of Niacin & Zocor you suggested. Thanks for that!

flowergirl



Flowergirl,

The Ace-Inhibitor I'm taking is known as (Perindopril) In America it is known as ACEON and in Canada as COVERSYL. A big European research study called EUROPA used perindopril....

P.S. You mentioned switching from ALTACE to RAMIPRIL.... ALTACE is the brand name of RAMIPRIL in the U.S...