[Vasodilator hormonal agents in chronic heart failure: effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors].


BACKGROUND Administration of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) is associated to a decrease in the abnormal vasoconstrictor neurohormonal activity. This contributes to the sustained benefits of these drugs on symptoms and survival of patients with CHF. There is little information, however… (More)