BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008295

Using a bradykinin blocker in ACE inhibitor-associated angioedema in the emergency department

  1. Robert Ferguson
  1. Department of Emergency, Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough, UK
  1. Correspondence to Andrew Volans, andrew.volans{at}


We report two cases of ACE inhibitor-associated angioedema and critical airway compromise, where the use of a selective bradykinin 2 receptor blocker resulted in rapid symptom resolution and prevented intubation to protect the airway.

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