Medications are an important part of treating heart failure. Your doctor may recommend one or a combination of the following:
This drug is a combination of an ARB and a medicine that inhibits the production of neprilysin, an enzyme.
This enzyme breaks down natural substances in the body that widen blood vessels and reduce sodium retention.
The effect is to lower blood pressure and decrease strain on the heart.
Originally used to treat diabetes, these medicines have clear benefits for people with heart failure, including fewer heart-related deaths and hospitalizations.
This drug is used with beta blockers when they cannot lower your heart rate enough.
It helps reduce the amount of oxygen your heart needs and the amount of work your heart does to pump blood through the body.