There are three classes of drugs that have been shown to help you feel better, restore heart function, and dramatically reduce mortality, Dr. Osborne says.
ACE inhibitors dilate the blood vessels and improve blood flow. They also can lower blood pressure and lessen heart strain.
Beta blockers reduce the workload on the heart, and numerous studies have shown that they can significantly reduce the risk of death.
Diuretics help you maintain a healthy fluid level.