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For Elderly, Multiple Meds After Heart Attack Come at a Cost

Elderly nursing home patients prescribed a multitude of medications following a heart attack may live longer compared to those given just one drug, but it can come at a cost: It may negatively impact their quality of life. Researchers examined claims data from nearly 4,800 nursing home residents, most of…

ACE Inhibitors

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are most commonly prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart disease, but they can also be used to treat scleroderma, migraines, diabetes, kidney disease and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Like any drug, ACE inhibitors can cause serious side effects. Understanding all the facts about…

Heart Drugs Can Interact with Common Meds

If you take medication to control your blood pressure, you might not know other drugs and even herbs can interact with them causing serious side effects. You’ve finally got your high blood pressure under control by doing all the things your doc recommended, which likely included taking your meds on…

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