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What medicines are used to treat heart failure?

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Some common types of heart failure medication include:

  • ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors)
  • Aldosterone antagonists
  • ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers)
  • ARNIs (angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors)
  • Beta-blockers
  • Blood vessel dilators
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Digoxin
  • Diuretics
  • Heart pump medications
  • Potassium or magnesium
  • Selective sinus node inhibitors

SOURCES:

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

National Institutes of Health: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

International Journal of clinical Practice : “Ivabradine -- the first selective sinus node If channel inhibitor in the treatment of stable angina.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

National Institutes of Health: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?"

International Journal of clinical Practice : “Ivabradine -- the first selective sinus node If channel inhibitor in the treatment of stable angina.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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