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High blood pressure medications to treat hypertension.

Is Your High Blood Pressure or Heart Drug on the Recall List?

Since July 2018, a number medications used to treat hypertension and other heart conditions have been recalled by the manufacturers, according to the FDA.

One pill for hypertension concept.

One, Two, Three Meds in One: Game-Changing Blood Pressure Pill

High blood pressure often requires multiple medications, but they could be combined into one pill to simplify treatment plans.

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

Statin Benefits Beyond Heart Disease Risk: Not Enough Evidence

In a comprehensive analysis, researchers didn't find enough evidence to change current guidelines for prescribing statins based on other potential benefits.

Man with chest pain.

Common Pain Med Linked to Heart Problems

The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac is associated with an higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiovascular events.

Woman taking aspirin.

If You Take an Aspirin a Day for Your Heart, Read This

The bottom line: We still don’t know if aspirin therapy lowers the rate of first heart attacks and strokes in people at moderate risk for cardiovascular events.

Omega-3 gel capsules.

How Much Omega-3 Should You Take?

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may not protect heart health as much as previously thought. Learn more about omega-3 studies, information about doses, and other possible health benefits.

Statin pill and blister packs on table.

Can You Eat Whatever You Want While Taking Statins for Cholesterol?

Statins can help prevent and treat heart disease by lowering cholesterol, but they are much more effective when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Worried middle age man looking out the window.

The Emotional Toll of Heart Disease

Mental health issues following heart disease events are, sadly often not the focus of follow up care. But, in fact, these issues are common and treatable.

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Treatments for Heart Arrhythmia

Heart arrhythmias can be treated in different ways depending on the type of rhythm. Find out about the most common treatments.

Drugs on pharmacy shelves

Risks of Adverse Drug Reactions

Thousands of preventable deaths are caused each year by adverse reactions with over-the-counter (OTC) medications.