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Drugs that are commonly used in heart disease

Articles and links about drugs that are commonly used for heart disease - statins, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, amiodarone, digoxin, and more.
  1. Statin Drugs (13)

Hypertension Drugs
List of drugs used for treating hypertension (high blood pressure) with links to drug information.

Drugs for Treating Angina
Several types of medication are useful in treating angina.

Drugs for Heart Arrhythmias
Drugs for heart arrhythmias - the antiarrhythmic drugs - can be difficult to use.

Amiodarone
Amiodarone is the most powerful antiarrhythmic drug, but may be the most toxic.

The Strange History of Amiodarone
Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), the most effective and most toxic antiarrhythmic drug, has a unique very strange history.

Amiodarone Lung Toxicity
The most feared side effect of amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone) is pulmonary, or lung toxicity, which can be difficult to diagnose and treat, and which can be fatal.

Beta blockers in heart failure
Contrary to what most doctors were taught in medical school, beta blockers are useful in heart failure, and ought to be prescribed.

Cocaine and the heart
Cocaine can damage the heart irreversibly after even one use.

Aspirin and the heart
Latest recommendations on aspirin for preventing heart disease

Drugs For Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Several types of drugs are useful for lowering cholesterol and triglycerides.

Drugs That Prevent or Treat Blood Clots
Here is a brief review of the several kinds of drugs doctors use to treat or prevent blood clots.

Viagra in Heart Disease
With appropriate precautions, Viagra (sildenafil) can be taken safely in most men with heart disease.

Beta Blocker Drugs
Beta blockers are drugs which are helpful in many cardiovascular conditions.

The Calcium Channel Blockers
Calcium channel blockers are used for treating several cardiovascular conditions including angina and hypertension.

Medications for Heart Arrhythmias
Heart arrhythmias can be treated with antiarrhythmic drugs, AV nodal blocking drugs, beta blockers, statins, and omega-3 fatty acids.

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