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