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    Aortic Aneurysm - Medications

    Medicines used to treat high blood pressure, such as beta-blockers, may be used to slow the growth rate of an aortic aneurysm.

    If you have high cholesterol, your doctor might recommend that you take medicines, such as statins, to lower it. Having high cholesterol increases your risk of atherosclerosis, which can cause aortic aneurysms and other conditions, such as coronary artery disease and stroke.

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    Myocarditis

    Affecting several thousand Americans each year, myocarditis is a disease marked by inflammation of the heart muscle (myocardium). Exactly how many people are affected is hard to know because myocarditis often produces no symptoms. A wide range of infections and other problems can lead to myocarditis, which often develops in people who are otherwise healthy. Prevention or prompt treatment of infections is one of the best ways to prevent myocarditis.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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