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Cholesterol Drug Lowers Risk in Heart Attack Survivors

A large clinical trial suggests the cholesterol-lowering medication alirocumab (Praluent) reduces heart problem and stroke risk in heart attack survivors.

The Best Drug Combo for Clot Prevention

The Best Drug Combo for Clot Prevention

A combination of low-dose aspirin and any of three drugs known as P2Y12 inhibitors can help reduce the risk of blood clots after a heart attack or angioplasty.

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.

Should You Take a Fish Oil Supplement?

Should You Take a Fish Oil Supplement?

If you have heart failure or had a recent heart attack, omega-3 fish oil supplements could be a potentially lifesaving addition to your pillbox.

Pharmacists Can Help Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Pharmacists Can Help Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Pharmacists who assess heart attack risk factors, give health recommendations, update prescriptions, and check in with patients can reduce heart attack risk.

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Risks and Benefits of Daily Aspirin

An aspirin a day may keep heart disease and cancer away. But the recommendation comes with caveats.

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8 Tips for Taking Daily Aspirin

A low-dose aspirin a day could very well keep heart disease and cancer away, research suggests. If you plan to start a daily aspirin regimen—or if you’re already on one—keep these eight safety tips in mind.

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Stronger Warning About NSAIDs and Your Heart

A decade ago the Food and Drug Administration warned that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. The FDA is now strengthening its warning on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) labels.