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ARBS are not ACE Inhibitors. ACE Inhibitors were the original drug in the Renin Angiotensin Antagonists. They have a big long-term impact in terms of preventing heart attack. But they also cause cough in up to 20% of patients. ARBs were developed to accomplish the same thing, but without the cough. ARBS do decrease blood pressure. And they decrease long term risk for stroke. But they DO NOT decrease the risk of heart attack. ACE Inhibitors do decrease the risk of heart attacks. There are reasons for this. It is likely due to the fact that ACE Inhibitors cause increased bradykinin ( by slowing the breakdown of bradykinin). Bradykinin does many things to decrease cv inflammation, include increased Nitric Oxide and decreased monocyte function.
About Dr. Brewer - Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many patients coming in dead from early heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. He went on to run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine at Hopkins. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has over 500 primary care/ prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes prevention clinic.
At PrevMed, we focus on heart attack, stroke, disability, cancer and Alzheimer's prevention. We find a lot of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. Treating unrecognized risk factors like diabetes allows reduction of risk. We provide state-of-the-art genetic testing, imaging, labs and telemedicine options. We serve patients who have already experienced an event as well as those have not developed a diagnosis or event. Our team of senior clinicians includes internationally recognized leaders in the research and treatment of cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine and wellness. We also provide preventive medicine by telemedicine technology to over 30 states. Contact Dr. Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://prevmedheartrisk.com.