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Critical Cardiac medications

Cardiac patients may need multiple doses of medications. Every individual presents a different symptom or contributing factor and comes with its own instructions and rules. It's critical that people with heart failure or cardiac arrest take their medications exactly as directed by their healthcare provider to attain the benefits. Timely use of these drugs has increased the life span and also improved the heart’s function. The goal of using emergency drugs and medications is to prevent the patient from deteriorating to an un expected arrest situation.

Medicines like Anticoagulants, Antiplatelet medications, Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors, Angiotensin receptor blockers (called ARBs), Beta blockers, Calcium channel blockers, Digoxin, Diuretics prevent from harmful clots forming in the blood vessels to avoid further serious complications.  The type of medication one undergoes and the duration of the treatment will vary based on a discussion with the concerned healthcare provider weighing the risks of potential complications.

Related Societies: World Heart Failure Society | Austrian Heart Foundation | Austrian Society of Cardiology | Philippine Heart Association | Belgian Society of Cardiology | Spanish Society of Cardiology | British Cardiac Society | International Academy of Cardiology | British Heart Foundation | British Hypertension Society