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Beta blockers, the class of drugs that helps control heart rhythm, treat angina, and reduce high blood pressure, are safe to use in the first trimester of pregnancy and are not associated with a significant risk of birth defects.
High blood pressure often requires multiple medications, but they could be combined into one pill to simplify treatment plans.
In a comprehensive analysis, researchers didn't find enough evidence to change current guidelines for prescribing statins based on other potential benefits.
The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac is associated with an higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiovascular events.
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 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.
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.
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.
Heart arrhythmias can be treated in different ways depending on the type of rhythm. Find out about the most common treatments.
Thousands of preventable deaths are caused each year by adverse reactions with over-the-counter (OTC) medications.