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ACEIs and ARBs are highly recommended medications for patients with cardiovascular diseases, such as refractory hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and post-myocardial infarction status.

They are also recommended for the management of cardiovascular diseases in elderly patients, and in patients with diabetes and renal insufficiency.

“ACEIs and ARBs are highly recommended medications for patients with cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease to name a few,” Professor Diaz said.

“Many of those who develop these diseases are older adults. They are prescribed these medications and take them every day.”

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