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What are common drugs that treat heart failure?

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It's important to keep up with your medications and take them the way your doctor tells you to. Common types of drugs that treat heart failure are:

  • Aldosterone inhibitors
  • ACE inhibitors
  • ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers)
  • ARNIs (angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors)
  • Beta-blockers
  • Blood vessel dilators
  • Calcium channel blockers (unless you have systolic heart failure)
  • Digoxin
  • Diuretics

From: Heart Failure Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?" "Ventricular Assist Device."

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

UpToDate: "Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure: Indications," "General principles of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator."

International Journal of Clinical PracticeI : “Ivabradine -- the first selective sinus node channel inhibitor in the treatment of stable angina.” f

Harvard Health Publishing: "Heart failure and potassium."

Clinical Calcium : "Magnesium in congestive heart failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?" "Ventricular Assist Device."

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

UpToDate: "Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure: Indications," "General principles of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator."

International Journal of Clinical PracticeI : “Ivabradine -- the first selective sinus node channel inhibitor in the treatment of stable angina.” f

Harvard Health Publishing: "Heart failure and potassium."

Clinical Calcium : "Magnesium in congestive heart failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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