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Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
Dilate blood vessels to lower blood pressure, improve the performance of the heart and reduce its workload. Blocks the conversion of angiotensin1 to angiotensin2
Angiotensin 2 receptor antagonists
Lowers blood pressure by preventing angiotensin from acting on receptors in blood vessels
Antiarrhythmics
Treats abnormal heart rhythms
Beta-Blockers
Blocks action of epinephrine at sites on receptors of heart muscle cells, the muscle lining of blood vessels and bronchial tubes; antiarrhythmic
Calcium Antagonist
Blocks the entrance of calcium into heart muscle and muscle lining of blood vessels; CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKER
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
Reduces high levels of cholesterol in the blood
Diuretics
Increases the production of urine and thus reduces the volume of fluid in the body; antihypertensive