The angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors – alternative clinical applications

Beata Stanisz, Katarzyna Regulska, Miłosz Regulski

Abstract


Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors have emerged as a useful strategy in the management of hypertension and other cardiovascular system-related diseases. However, a wide range of their biological effects has turned the scientific interest towards other possible clinical applications of these drugs. The present review demonstrates the available data on the reported angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors – based therapies in the treatment of the following human disturbances: cancer, obesity, Barrett syndrome, erythrocytosis, a high-dose-chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity, Marfan syndrome, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, migraine, Raynaud’s syndrome and Alzheimer disease.

Keywords


renin-angiotensin system; off-label use; cancer

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