Treatment for Heart Disease

Millions of Americans take some kind of heart medication. For some people, this means downing a single daily pill to help lower blood pressure. For others, it may mean taking a wide variety of different drugs. Learn more about treatment for heart disease ›

Heart Disease Treatment Procedures

If you have been diagnosed with heart disease it is likely you will need to approach your treatment from many angles. Along with heart-healthy lifestyle measures and medication, there are many cardiac procedures and types of cardiovascular surgery that prevent or repair blocked arteries, faulty heart rhythms, or damaged heart valves.

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Post Heart Attack Recovery and Rehabilitation

If you have a heart attack, heart procedure, or heart surgery, your doctor will probably recommend a cardiac rehabilitation program to help you become stronger and healthier. Cardiac rehab is a good way to ease you back into daily life after a heart attack. It will also help you learn how to make lifestyle changes necessary to prevent a repeat event.

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All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Making healthy lifestyle changes alone is enough to help some people reach the cholesterol goals prescribed by their doctor. Others, however, need to take a cholesterol-lowering medication, as well.

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What Do You Know About Preventing Heart Disease?

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Types of Diets for Heart Attack Prevention

Whether you have had a heart attack before, or are trying to avert one from the get-go, you’ll want to include a heart-healthy diet into your heart disease prevention plan. The aim of a heart disease prevention diet is to lose weight if you are overweight, and to lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides. Organized diet plans can help make these goals a reality.

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Heart Disease: Managing Multiple Medications

Like many people with heart disease, you probably take more than one medication. Heart medicines can help you be more active and live longer and more comfortably. Using them correctly is essential to your health.

Whether you take prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medicine or both, there are important guidelines to follow to get the most from your medicines—and to avoid unpleasant or dangerous side effects.

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Did You Know?

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