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Medications Used After a Heart Attack

Several different medications can be recommended following a heart attack. Some medications may be used to treat a risk factor for heart disease, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Others may be prescribed to prevent or relieve symptoms of heart disease. If you do take medicine during your heart attack recovery, it's important to maintain your heart-healthy lifestyle, because healthy daily habits will keep your dose of medicine as low as possible.
Medications that are commonly prescribed when recovering from a heart attack include:
(Click Heart Attack Medication for more information.)

Anxiety and Depression During the Heart Attack Recovery Period

After a heart attack, many people worry about having another one. They often feel depressed and may have trouble adjusting to a new lifestyle. You should discuss any feelings of anxiety or depression with your doctor. He or she can give you medicine for anxiety or depression, if needed. Be sure to spend time with family, friends, and even pets. Affection can make you feel better and less lonely. Most people do not continue to feel depressed after they have fully recovered.
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