Side Effects: How Well Do You Know Your Medication? Heart disease drugs do wonders, from lowering blood pressure to keeping arteries clear. Yet most have side effects. Learn what to expect from your medication -- and which drugs and therapies may make side effects worse.
Avoiding Complications: Medicines to Avoid Are over-the-counter drugs putting you at risk? Some seemingly simple remedies like ibuprofen, aspirin, or herbs can affect blood pressure, cause bleeding, and even damage kidneys. Stay safe: Learn which common drugs may cause problems -- and what alternatives can keep you safe.
Better Drugs: Boost Your Medication's Effectiveness Want better-working heart disease drugs? You can have them. The key: lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and salt reduction. Each can give your heart a healthy boost, with one great side effect: helping your medication work better. These tips get you started.