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Mr. Jones’ serum creatinine is 1.4 mg/dL at 1 month after discharge. At what point would you consider restarting the A...


  1. Mr. Jones’ serum creatinine is 1.4 mg/dL at 1 month after discharge. At what point would you consider restarting the ACE inhibitor? Justify the use of ACE inhibitors in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Answer

INTRODUCTION

The advantage of use of ACE inhibitor for patient having kidney disease is given below.

ANSWER

ACE inhibitors can reduce the pressure at the inner side of the kidneys. People having hypertension have blood flow with high pressure in the kidneys. This leads to the damage of blood vessels inside the kidney. ACE inhibitors can reduce this pressure thereby prevent the blood vessels from damage. 

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