Fish Oil Supplements Are In-But Does Your Heart Need Them?

Last year, The American Heart Association (AHA) issued an updated set of recommendations for people who have had a heart attack or who suffer from heart failure. Among their suggestions was the use of fish oil supplements

Statin Medications To Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Attacks

Statin medications are a class of lipid (fatty acids)-lowering drugs. There is strong evidence that statins are effective for treating Cardiovascular Disease in the early stages and in patients who are at risk, but who have not been diagnosed with Cardiovascular Disease. Doctors often prescribe statin medications for people with high cholesterol to reduce their risk of heart attacks or strokes….

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Medications For Cardiac Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disturbances)

Medications for Cardiac Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disturbances), such as Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs), Atrial Fibrillation and Tachycardia (rapid heart rate) may be prescribed by your physician. These medications are called antiarrhythmic drugs, and as a general rule can produce side effects that outweigh their potential benefits. For this reason, doctors may be reluctant to prescribe them, unless the arrhythmia being treated…

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