Current concepts of pharmacotherapy in hypertension: ACE inhibitor-related angioedema: can angiotensin-receptor blockers be safely used?

Angioedema is a well-recognized side effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy. Angioedema can also be seen with angiotensin receptor blocker therapy but much less frequently than is the case with ACE inhibitors. For unclear reasons, ACE inhibitor-related angioedema occurs more commonly in black patients. Angioedema can be life… CONTINUE READING