The medicines you take
will depend on the type of heart failure you have. Some of the medicines treat
the heart's pumping problems (systolic heart
failure), while others treat problems with filling (diastolic heart failure). The most commonly used
medicines are listed below.
Medicines for pumping problems (systolic heart failure)
ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors)
relax and widen blood vessels. This
makes it easier for blood to flow.