Interactive Tool: Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack? - What's next?
If you are concerned about your score,
talk to your doctor about lowering your risk for a heart attack. You can make
lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or changing your diet, that can
substantially reduce your chances of heart attack. But if your risk is high,
your doctor may suggest that you start taking medicines to lower your chance of
having a heart attack.
If you've been diagnosed with heart disease, you and your doctor have probably discussed heart disease medicines you need to maintain your heart health.
Your doctor has hundreds of different heart disease medicines to choose from. These medicines work in a variety of ways to help your heart work better. What are the different types of heart disease medicines? How do they help? Here is a list of the types of heart disease medicines:
This information was adapted from the National Cholesterol Education
Program and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a part of the National
Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(2004). Risk Assessment tool for estimating your 10-year risk of having a heart
attack. Available online