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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ramipril improves symptoms of intermittent claudication

Ramipril improves symptoms of intermittent claudication


Interesting study which showed that treatment of intermittent claudication  with the drug ramipril (an ACE inhibitor known to lower BP and be beneficial in diabetics to help prevent kidney damage) has been shown to significantly improve symptoms. 

While the drug in this small study did seem to help patients, it was by no means a miracle drug. At the end of the study, patients could walk 4.25 seconds farther. 

Other known therapies that can help IC include Pletal and a walking program. 

Maybe the combination of all three would be most beneficial. Hopefully this approach will be formally tested. 

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