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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.

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Statins may reduce the risk of heart attacks in people over 75, but these medications have potentially dangerous side effects.

AFib Patients Not Getting Stroke-Preventing Meds

AFib Patients Not Getting Stroke-Preventing Meds

Many people at high risk of stroke because of atrial fibrillation either don’t get the right medication or they don’t take their drugs as prescribed.

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.

Are PCSK9 Inhibitors Better Than Statins?

Are PCSK9 Inhibitors Better Than Statins?

Statins are the medication of choice for reducing LDL cholesterol, but a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, has entered the market.

aspirin and water

Risks and Benefits of Daily Aspirin

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

Atrial Fibrillation: Get the Right Drug

Atrial Fibrillation: Get the Right Drug

Some people with atrial fibrillation who are at low risk of stroke can take a daily aspirin. But if you have moderate to high risk, consider an anticoagulant.

Elderly man taking medication.

Why Drugs After Heart Surgery Are Key to Recovery

Taking your medications as prescribed after a heart procedure can greatly improve your prognosis and help you avoid a major cardiac event.

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Should You Take a Statin if You're Healthy?

Many people who are healthy but at increased risk of cardiovascular disease should take statins for primary prevention, according to new recommendations.

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Blood Pressure Drug Good for the Bones

There’s good news if you take a thiazide to treat high blood pressure: It may boost your bone health.