Medication and Drug Abuse

There are several medication prescribed for heart disease. It is important for individuals with cardiovascular disease and those who take care of them to know the meds, follow the labels, and acknowledge potential aspect effects. The ones most people with heart disease are given by their doctor include:
• Anticoagulants
• Antiplatelet Agents and Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
• ACE Inhibitors
• Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
• Angiotensin-Receptor Neprilysin Inhibitors
• Beta Blockers
• Calcium Channel Blockers
• Cholesterol-lowering medications
• Digitalis Preparations
• Diuretics
• Vasodilators

Drug Abuse
Heart disease is a broad term describing various health problems that can occur in the heart, including cardiovascular issues. Drug abuse can distress the heart beyond the cardiovascular system and the consequences can be just as lethal. Other heart complications caused by substance abuse may include: Hypertension, Arrhythmia, Coronary Thrombosis, Congestive Heart Failure and Hemorrhagic Stroke.