Your doctor may suggest a variety of heart drugs to treat or prevent heart disease.
These medicines may help lower your blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels in your blood, or help your body get rid of extra fluids that put a strain on your heart’s ability to pump blood.
There are a variety of drugs prescribed for patients with heart disease. It’s important for both patients living with heart disease and those who care for them to understand the prescribed medication, to follow the directions of usage, and to be able to recognize the possible side effects associated with the medicine.
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