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Understanding Some Of The Varied Heart Medications

Nov 20, 2007
Medications are all important while it comes to having healthy heart care. The patient needs to realize how the correct medications can affects their heart. The truth that the heart has varying problems means that the medications may chop and change similarly. It is quite likely to have multiple problems like high blood pressure and cholesterol and consequently you would require two assorted types of heart medication.

Beta-Blockers, which are employed to lower the heart rate and the output of blood by counteracting a hormone called noradrenalin, is not recommended for individuals with severe heart failure.

Diuretics are a medication that helps patients with fluid retention problems which are very common with congestive heart failure.

The digitalis medicines raise the force of the heart's contractions, helping to improve circulation.

Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBS) may improve the survival rate amongst heart failure patients and may slow or prevent the loss of heart pumping activity. The ACE inhibitors were originally developed as a treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure), the inhibitors help heart failure patients by decreasing the stress inside the blood vessels. This results in the heart needing to work less hard to pump blood around the vessels.

Nitrate or hydralazine is prescribed to patients who cannot use ACE inhibitors or ARBS. These medications help relax tension in the blood vessels and improves blood flow.

These are the rudimentary groups of medications but they are manufactured by drug companies that attach their own name. Nonetheless, just read the leaflet you will get from your pharmacist and that will let you know which medication you are taking.

Patients with high cholesterol levels use a drug called Lipitor whilst other patients might need a Beta-Blocker consequently the medicine is named Plavix.

A patient might be inclined to strokes therefore; Nadolol helps with this issue.

One medication that you can take that is strongly recommended is Aspirin. Aspirin is known to stop heart attacks or avert heart attacks and this medicine can be bought over the counter without a prescription.

The above medications are just a few that your gp can prescribe for you according to your heart defect.

The heart is the number one vital organs in our body. It is required that we take very good care of our heart in order to survive. That is why taking heart medications is a very serious matter.

I knew a man who was not of the wisest nature and whenever he traveled on his short weekend trips would have all of us heart medications on Friday afternoon so he would not carry them with him. At the beginning he proclaimed that the room went round and he was dizzy for a time. This didn't stop him and the next time he did this his heart stopped when he stood up.

Yes, the man died at the age of 55 years only due to the fact that he mismanaged his heart medications. Please only have use what your family doctor recommends and only as it is prescribed.
About the Author
Mark has suffered with a congestive heart problem since 1994 and is now severely disabled. He now maintains a website for anyone who wants information on congestive heart problems. More informative articles on Heart Disease are available here
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