Doctors often prescribe one or more of the following medications to patients suffering from cardiac diseases or concerns.
Aspirin has an anti-clotting effect and is routinely prescribed for most cardiac patients to prevent ischemia. The standard dose of aspirin for cardiac patients is 81 mg daily, which is one baby aspirin.
Beta-blockers block the effect of adrenaline, which is triggered in response to stressful situations. Doctors are often prescribed for heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, and angina.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors prevent the body from producing the artery-constricting hormone angiotensin and help lower blood pressure. Thus, it is prescribed to patients with hypertension, congestive heart failure, and a recent heart attack.
Statins help reduce LDL cholesterol levels and are often prescribed to patients with diabetes, heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and hyperlipidemia.
Warfarin is an anti-clotting agent classified as a blood thinner or anticoagulant and is widely used as a preventive measure against blood clots and to prevent heart valve disease.
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