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do ARBs have same mortality benefit as ACE inhibitors in chf?
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Yes they do as far as i know
They should work everywhere where prils work with the same mortality benefit
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yup even i thought that..
but i was doing kln qbank n one of the question gave a pt with h/o chf..
for treatment both ace n arbs were given as separate options...so ignored them both[coz there is no way to distinguish them except the cough side effect] n voila the ans was ace inhibitors...n d reasoning was arbs don't offer the same mortality benefit as ace..
so i am still confused!!
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Yes, they offer the same mortality benefit. I believe I came across the same question on Uworld. The only time ARB's would be better than ACEi would be if a patient has a cough from ACEi.
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