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First trimester use of ACE inhibitors implicated in birth defects

he developing fetus when used during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. The warning states that a woman should discontinue use of ACE inhibitors as soon as possible once she becomes pregnant.

Cooper and his co-authors performed this research within the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit at the Children's Hospital. The study was jointly funded by the FDA and Vanderbilt's Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, which is funded through the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Results are published in the June 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.


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Contact: Carole Bartoo
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7-Jun-2006


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