High blood pressure is a common condition, and when not treated it can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems.
Benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. It is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. ACE inhibitors are used to treat heart disease. They are also used to treat diabetes and kidney problems.
Certain genetic markers, such as MTHFR C677T and AGT variants, have been found to predict hypertensive response to ACEI therapy.[1-7]
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