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Why do I need to take medicine after a heart attack?

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Medications are prescribed after a heart attack to:

Drugs can also treat irregular heartbeats, lower blood pressure, control chest pain, and treat heart failure.

  • Prevent future blood clots
  • Lessen the heart's workload, make it work better, and help it recover
  • Limit plaques by lowering cholesterol

From: Heart Disease and Heart Attacks WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018
Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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