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Medications for Heart Disease

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Feb 29, 2024.

Most people with heart disease will be taking at least one medication to control it. There are many different medications used to treat heart disease including aldosterone antagonists, alpha blockers, alpha-beta blockers, anticoagulants, antiplatelets, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin 2 receptor blockers (ARBs), beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, and digoxin. Examples include:

Always talk to your doctor about which medications are best for you.

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Alternative treatments for Heart Disease

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Heart Disease. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Heart Disease.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.