Treatments for Heart Disease

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for heart disease. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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  • Ablation

    Overview
    Ablation is a nonsurgical procedure used to correct arrhythmias. Ablation may also be referred to as catheter ablation, radiofrequency ablation, or cryoablation. Ablation targets small areas of tissue... read more

  • Accupril (Quinapril)

    Overview
    Accupril is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and heart failure. Accupril is also known by its drug name, Quinapril.

    Accupril is an angio... read more

  • Aceon (Perindopril)

    Overview
    Aceon is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and stable coronary artery disease. Aceon is also known by its drug name, Perindopril.

    Aceon i... read more

  • Aggrenox (Aspirin/Extended-release dipyridamole)

    Overview
    Aggrenox is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk of stroke. Aggrenox is a combination drug composed of Aspirin and Dipyridamole.

    Aspirin and Di... read more

  • Aldactone (Spironolactone)

    Overview
    Aldactone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, edema, and other conditions. Aldactone is also referred to by its drug name, S... read more

  • Altace (Ramipril)

    Overview
    Altace is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and lower the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death from heart failure. Altace is also... read more

  • Amiloride

    Overview
    Amiloride is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure.

    Amiloride is a diuretic. Diuretics, also known as water pills... read more

  • Angioplasty and stents

    Overview
    Angioplasty is a common nonsurgical procedure also referred to as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), balloon angioplasty, and coronary artery balloon dilation. Angioplasty is considered in case... read more

  • Antibiotics

    Overview
    Antibiotics are medications that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria. Antibiotics work by attacking the source of the infection. Antibiotics may be prescribed to in cases of ... read more

  • Atacand (Candesartan)

    Overview
    Atacand is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and heart failure. Atacand is also known by its drug name, Candesartan.

    Atacand is an angiot... read more

  • Avapro (Irbesartan)

    Overview
    Avapro is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Avapro is also known by its drug name, Irbesartan.

    Avapro is an angiotensin II receptor bloc... read more

  • Bayer (Aspirin)

    Overview
    Bayer is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. In cases of heart disease, doctors sometimes recommend taking Bayer for its blood-thinning properties. Bayer is als... read more

  • Benicar (Olmesartan)

    Overview
    Benicar is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Benicar is also known by its drug name, Olmesartan.

    Benicar is an angiotensin II receptor b... read more

  • Betapace (Sotalol)

    Overview
    Betapace is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Betapace may be referred to by its drug name, Sotalol.

    Betapac... read more

  • Bumex (Bumetanide)

    Overview
    Bumex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat edema associated with congestive heart failure and other conditions. Bumex may be referred to by its drug name,... read more

  • Calan (Verapmil)

    Overview
    Calan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, angina, and arrhythmias. Calan is also known by its drug name, Verapamil.

    Calan is a calcium ... read more

  • Capoten (Captopril)

    Overview
    Capoten is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, and left ventricular dysfunction. Capoten is also known by its drug name, Captop... read more

  • Cardene SR (Nicardipine)

    Overview
    Cardene SR is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Cardene SR is also known by its drug name, Nicardipine.

    Cardene SR is a calcium channel ... read more

  • Cardizem (Diltiazem)

    Overview
    Cardizem is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic stable angina and angina due to coronary artery spasm. Cardizem is also known by its drug name, Dilt... read more

  • Cordarone (Amiodarone)

    Overview
    Cordarone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat recurrent ventricular fibrillation and recurrent hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia. Cordaron... read more

  • Corgard (Nadolol)

    Overview
    Corgard is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and manage angina. Corgard is also known by its drug name, Nadolol.

    Corgard is a beta blocke... read more

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

    Overview
    Coronary artery bypass grafting (also known as CABG, pronounced “cabbage”) is the most common heart surgery. CABG is considered in cases of severe coronary heart disease, where a waxy substance called... read more

  • Corticosteroids

    Overview
    Corticosteroids are synthetic hormones that suppress immune system response. Corticosteroids are believed to work by inhibiting or blocking inflammatory responses within the body. Corticosteroids may ... read more

  • Coumadin (Warfarin)

    Overview
    Coumadin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent thromboembolic events. Coumadin is also referred to by its drug name, Warfarin.

    Coumadin is a... read more

  • Covera-HS (Verapamil)

    Overview
    Covera-HS is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and angina. Covera-HS is also known by its drug name, Verapamil.

    Covera-HS is a calcium ch... read more

  • Cozaar (Losartan)

    Overview
    Cozaar is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Cozaar is also known by its drug name, Losartan.

    Cozaar is an angiotensin II receptor blocke... read more

  • Crestor (Rosuvastatin)

    Overview
    Crestor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce cholesterol. Crestor is an adjunctive therapy to a low-fat diet. Crestor is also known by its drug name, Rosuvastat... read more

  • Demadex (Torsemide/Torasemide)

    Overview
    Demadex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat edema associated with congestive heart failure and other conditions. Demadex may be referred to by its drug n... read more

  • Digitek (Digoxin)

    Overview
    Digitek is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild to moderate heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Digitek is often prescribed as an adjunct medicine al... read more

  • Digoxin

    Overview
    Digoxin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild to moderate heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Digoxin is often prescribed as an adjunct medicine al... read more

  • Diovan (Valsartan)

    Overview
    Diovan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, and reduction of risk after myocardial infarction. Diovan is also known by its dr... read more

  • Diuril (Chlorothiazide)

    Overview
    Diuril is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage hypertension. Diuril is also indicated to be used along with other medications to treat edema associated with... read more

  • Dynacirc (Isradipine)

    Overview
    Dynacirc is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Dynacirc is also known by its drug name, Isradipine.

    Dynacirc is a calcium channel blocker... read more

  • Dyrenium (Triamterene)

    Overview
    Dyrenium is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat edema associated with congestive heart failure and other conditions. Dyrenium may be referred to by its drug... read more

  • Edarbi (Azilsartan)

    Overview
    Edarbi is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Edarbi is also known by its drug name, Azilsartan.

    Edarbi is an angiotensin II receptor bloc... read more

  • Effient (Prasugrel)

    Overview
    Effient is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk of thromboembolic events. Effient is also referred to by its drug name, Prasugrel.

    Effient is an... read more

  • Eliquis (Apixaban)

    Overview
    Eliquis is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat, prevent, and reduce the risk of thromboembolic events. Eliquis is also referred to by its drug name, Apixaba... read more

  • Entresto (Sacubitril/Valsartan)

    Overview
    Entresto is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death in people with chronic heart failure and reduced ejection fraction. E... read more

  • Exercise

    Overview
    Exercise can help everyone stay healthy and feel their best. For people heart disease, increasing physical activity is one of the most important things you can do. In addition to strengthening the hea... read more

  • Heart transplant

    Overview
    Heart transplant may be an option for some people with end-stage heart failure. The heart transplant must be harvested from an organ donor who has died recently and is on life support. The donor must ... read more

  • Heart valve surgery

    Overview
    The heart has four valves: Mitral, tricuspid, aortic, and pulmonary. The purpose of each valve is to open enough to let blood flow through into the next heart chamber, and then to close to prevent the... read more

  • Heparin

    Overview
    Heparin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent and treat thrombi and emboli (blood clots).

    Heparain is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner. It is belie... read more

  • Hydrochlorothiazide

    Overview
    Hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and edema associated with congestive heart failure in conjunction with other medicat... read more

  • Hygroton (Chlorthalidone)

    Overview
    Hygroton is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage hypertension. Hygroton is also indicated to be used along with other medications to treat edema associated ... read more

  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

    Overview
    An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a small, battery-powered device that helps control life-threatening arrhythmias and prevent sudden cardiac arrest. ICDs are placed under the skin of ... read more

  • Indapamide

    Overview
    Indapamide is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and edema associated with congestive heart failure. Indapamide was formerly sold under the br... read more

  • Inderal (Propranolol)

    Overview
    Inderal is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat angina, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis. Indera... read more

  • InnoPran XL (Propranolol)

    Overview
    InnoPran XL is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. InnoPran XL is also known by its drug name, Propranolol.

    InnoPran XL is a beta blocker.... read more

  • Isordil (Isosorbide)

    Overview
    Isordil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent angina pectoris (chest pain) due to coronary artery disease. Isordil is also known by its drug name, Isosor... read more

  • Lanoxin (Digoxin)

    Overview
    Lanoxin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild to moderate heart failure and atrial fibrillation in adults. Lanoxin is often prescribed as an adjunct m... read more

  • Lasix (Furosemide)

    Overview
    Lasix is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and edema associated with congestive heart failure and other conditions. Lasix may be referred to ... read more

  • Lescol (Fluvastatin)

    Overview
    Lescol is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce elevated cholesterol, slow the progress of atherosclerosis, and lower the risk for coronary artery bypass in ... read more

  • Lipitor (Atorvastatin)

    Overview
    Lipitor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, angina, and coronary artery bypass in people with... read more

  • Livalo (Pitavastatin)

    Overview
    Livalo is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce cholesterol. Livalo is an adjunctive therapy to a low-fat diet. Livalo is also known by its drug name, Pitava... read more

  • Lopressor (Metoprolol)

    Overview
    Lopressor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, angina, and heart attack. Lopressor is also known by its drug name, Metoprolol.

    Lopressor... read more

  • Lotensin (Benazepril)

    Overview
    Lotensin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Lotensin is also known by its drug name, Benazepril.

    Lotensin is an angiotensin-converting... read more

  • Mavik (Trandolapril)

    Overview
    Mavik is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and heart failure. Mavik is also known by its drug name, Trandolapril.

    Mavik is an angiotensin... read more

  • Mevacor (Lovastatin)

    Overview
    Mevacor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack), angina, and coronary artery bypass in people with heart d... read more

  • Micardis (Telmisartan)

    Overview
    Micardis is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and reduce cardiovascular risk in people unable to take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inh... read more

  • Monopril (Fosinopril)

    Overview
    Monopril is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Monopril is also known by its drug name, Fosinopril.

    Monopril is an angiotensin-converting... read more

  • Mykrox (Metolazone)

    Overview
    Mykrox is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage hypertension. Mykrox may be referred to by its drug name, Metolazone.

    Mykrox is a diuretic. Diuretics, al... read more

  • Nitro-Dur (Nitroglycerin)

    Overview
    Nitro-Dur is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent angina pectoris (chest pain) due to coronary artery disease. Nitro-Dur is also known by its drug name, Ni... read more

  • Nitroglycerin

    Overview
    Nitroglycerin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat or prevent angina pectoris (chest pain) due to coronary artery disease. Nitroglycerin is sold under bra... read more

  • Nitrolingual Pumpspray (Nitroglycerin)

    Overview
    Nitrolingual Pumpspray is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to acutely treat or prevent an attack of angina pectoris (chest pain) due to coronary artery disease. N... read more

  • NitroMist (Nitroglycerin)

    Overview
    NitroMist is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to acutely treat or prevent an attack of angina pectoris (chest pain) due to coronary artery disease. NitroMist is a... read more

  • Nitrostat (Nitroglycerin)

    Overview
    Nitrostat is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for acute relief or acute prevention of angina pectoris (chest pain) attack due to coronary artery disease. Nitrosta... read more

  • Norvasc (Amlodipine)

    Overview
    Norvasc is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and coronary artery disease. Norvasc is also known by its drug name, Amlodipine.

    Norvasc is ... read more

  • Nutrition

    Overview
    Everyone feels their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. For people with heart disease, nutrition is one of the most important ways you can control your cholesterol and blood pre... read more

  • Pacemaker

    Overview
    A pacemaker is a small, battery-powered device that helps your heart maintain a normal rhythm by emitting a low-level electrical signal when arrhythmia is detected. Pacemakers are usually implanted be... read more

  • Persantine (Dipyridamole)

    Overview
    Persantine is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent postoperative complications after cardiac valve replacement. Persantine is indicated as an adjunctive tr... read more

  • Plavix (Clopidogrel)

    Overview
    Plavix is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute coronary syndrome, peripheral arterial disease, and recent myocardial infarction or stroke. Plavix is al... read more

  • Plendil (Felodipine)

    Overview
    Plendil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Plendil is also known by its drug name, Felodipine.

    Plendil is a calcium channel blocker. C... read more

  • Pletal (Cilostazol)

    Overview
    Pletal is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the symptoms of claudication (leg cramps during exercise). Pletal is also referred to by its drug name, Cilos... read more

  • Pradaxa (Dabigatran)

    Overview
    Pradaxa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat, prevent, and reduce the risk of thromboembolitic events. Pradaxa is also referred to by its drug name, Dabig... read more

  • Procainamide

    Overview
    Procainamide is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat arrhythmias.

    Procainamide is an antiarrhythmic agent. Procainamide is believed to work by influencin... read more

  • Procardia (Nifedipine)

    Overview
    Procardia is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage vasospastic angina and chronic stable angina. Procardia is also known by its drug name, Nifedipine.

    Pr... read more

  • Ranexa (Ranolazine)

    Overview
    Ranexa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic angina (chest pain and pressure). Ranexa is also known by its drug name, Ranolazine.

    Ranexa is a m... read more

  • Sectral (Acebutolol)

    Overview
    Sectral is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage hypertension in adults. Sectral is also known by its drug name, Acebutolol.

    Sectral is a beta blocker. B... read more

  • Sular (Nisoldipine)

    Overview
    Sular is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Sular is also known by its drug name, Nisoldipine.

    Sular is a calcium channel blocker. Calciu... read more

  • Tambocor (Flecainide)

    Overview
    Tambocor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation/flutter, and documented ventricul... read more

  • Tenormin (Atenolol)

    Overview
    Tenormin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, angina, and acute myocardial infarction. Tenormin is also known by its drug name, Atenolol.
    ... read more

  • Teveten (Eprosartan)

    Overview
    Teveten is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Teveten is also known by its drug name, Eprosartan.

    Teveten is an angiotensin II receptor b... read more

  • Tiazac (Diltiazem)

    Overview
    Tiazac is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and chronic stable angina. Tiazac is also known by its drug name, Diltiazem.

    Tiazac is a calc... read more

  • Toprol-XL (Metoprolol)

    Overview
    Toprol-XL is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, angina, and heart failure. Toprol-XL is also known by its drug name, Metoprolol.

    Toprol-X... read more

  • Univasc (Moexipril)

    Overview
    Univasc is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Univasc is also known by its drug name, Moexipril.

    Univasc is an angiotensin-converting enz... read more

  • Vasotec (Enalapril)

    Overview
    Vasotec is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, and left ventricular dysfunction. Vasotec is also known by its drug name, Enalap... read more

  • Ventricular assist device (VAD)

    Overview
    In some people with heart failure, the ventricles, or lower chambers of the heart, can no longer pump blood effectively through the heart and body. A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical sy... read more

  • Verelan (Verapamil)

    Overview
    Verelan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension. Verelan is also known by its drug name, Verapamil.

    Verelan is a calcium channel blocker. Ca... read more

  • Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

    Overview
    Xarelto is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat, prevent, and reduce the risk of thromboembolic events. Xarelto is also referred to by its drug name, Rivarox... read more

  • Zaroxolyn (Metolazone)

    Overview
    Zaroxolyn is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and edema associated with congestive heart failure. Zaroxolyn may be referred to by its drug n... read more

  • Zebeta (Bisoprolol)

    Overview
    Zebeta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage hypertension. Zebeta is also known by its drug name, Bisoprolol.

    Zebeta is a beta blocker. Beta blockers ... read more

  • Zestril (Lisinopril)

    Overview
    Zestril is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and heart failure. Zestril is also known by its drug name, Lisinopril.

    Zestril is an angiote... read more

  • Zocor (Simvastatin)

    Overview
    Zocor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, and coronary artery bypass in people with high risk... read more

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