Enalapril Plus Folic Acid Reduces Stroke Risk in Hypertension

March 18, 2015 4:05 PM

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Enalapril Plus Folic Acid Reduces Stroke Risk in Hypertension

(HealthDay News) -- For patients with hypertension, the combined use of enalapril and folic acid is associated with reduced risk of first stroke, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The research was published to coincide with its presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 14 to 16 in San Diego.

Yong Huo, M.D., from the Peking University First Hospital in Beijing, and colleagues examined whether enalapril plus folic acid is more effective in reducing first stroke than enalapril alone. Data were included for 20,702 adults with hypertension without history of stroke or myocardial infarction (...

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