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

Brilinta (Ticagrelor)

Overview
Brilinta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction (MI or heart attack), or cardiovascular death in people who have ... 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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