Your doctor will most likely prescribe a combination of medicines, such as:
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme
(ACE) inhibitors or their alternatives to widen blood vessels
- Digoxin, also called digitalis, to help your heart pump
Beta-blockers to slow your heart rate and lower
to remove excess fluid in your body
- Nitrates to dilate the blood vessels
You may also be given medications to:
- Thin the blood, such as
- Help manage chest pain, such as
- Help manage cholesterol levels
- Help control high blood pressure
Your doctor may advise you to take supplements, such as coenzyme Q10. Follow your doctor's advise regarding taking any supplements.
If heart failure worsens, you may need medical devices to help your heart pump blood properly. If you have heart failure, follow your doctor's
Note: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen can worsen your condition. Talk to your doctor about other medications you may be able to take.