ACE inhibitors help reduce SYMPTOMS of peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Addendum (September 30, 2015)
On September 14, 2015, the JAMA study supporting the use of ramipril for symptoms of peripheral artery disease was retracted... because the lead author admitted to fabricating study results.
Continue to use ACEI in patients with peripheral artery disease... to treat hypertension, coronary artery disease, etc. But don't expect ramipril or other ACEIs to improve walking time, time to onset of leg pain, etc.New research suggests that ACE inhibitors help reduce SYMPTOMS of peripheral artery disease (PAD).
We know that ACE inhibitors reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in these patients.