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If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, your treatment plan will depend on several factors, including:
  • Your overall health
  • The extent of your disease
  • Your risk of problems in the future.
For some people, lifestyle changes are the only type of treatment required. These changes include:
  • Following a heart-healthy eating plan
  • Losing weight
  • Managing stress
  • Quitting smoking.
When lifestyle changes alone are not enough, medicine may be necessary. Some of the medications that are commonly prescribed for heart disease include:
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Anticoagulants
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs).
Treatment may also include procedures such as angioplasty or open heart surgery.
(Click Heart Disease Treatment to learn more about the options available to you, as well as the specific goals of treatment.)
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