There are many types and combinations of medications available to treat cardiovascular disease. Medications are used to:
If you already have heart disease, you may need multiple medications. That’s because each is used to manage different symptoms or reduce the risk of additional health problems or death.
For instance, antiplatelet or aspirin therapy may prevent a stent from closing or more blood clots from forming. You may also be taking medications for other health conditions; for example, diabetes or depression.