Angiotensin converting enzyme ace inhibitors help relax blood vessels ace inhibitors prevent an enzyme in your body from producing angiotensin ii a substance in your body that narrows your blood vessels and releases hormones that can raise your blood pressure this narrowing can cause high blood pressure and force your heart to work harder. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors aceis are effective drugs used in the treatment of hypertension1 although these drugs have been shown to be relatively safe in the short term concerns have been raised that their long term use may be associated with an increased risk of cancer. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors ace inhibitors are a group of medicines that are mainly used to treat certain heart and kidney conditions however they may be used in the management of other conditions such as migraine and scleroderma. The class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme ace inhibitors as the class name suggests reduces the activity of angiotensin converting enzymeace converts angiotensin i produced by the body to angiotensin ii in the bloodangiotensin ii is a very potent chemical that causes the muscles surrounding blood vessels to contract and narrow the blood vessels
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