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 who assess heart attack risk factors, give health recommendations, update prescriptions, and check in with patients can reduce heart attack risk.
Statins are the medication of choice for reducing LDL cholesterol, but a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, has entered the market.
An aspirin a day may keep heart disease and cancer away. But the recommendation comes with caveats.
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.
Taking your medications as prescribed after a heart procedure can greatly improve your prognosis and help you avoid a major cardiac event.
Many people who are healthy but at increased risk of cardiovascular disease should take statins for primary prevention, according to new recommendations.
There’s good news if you take a thiazide to treat high blood pressure: It may boost your bone health.
If your LDL levels remain stubbornly high or you develop intolerable side effects, such as persistent muscle pain, you may be a candidate for other cholesterol-lowering medications.
Aspects of this technique have improved enough to consider it a major player in stroke treatment, especially for severe and potentially disabling strokes.