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What are the five drugs that are typically prescribed after a heart attack?

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Steve Krager
Pediatrics
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Some medications prescribed after a heart attack are Aspirin which prevents further clots, Nitroglycerin which opens arteries in an emergency, a blood pressure medicine known as a beta-blocker which slows heart rate.
The goal is to manage every risk factor as perfectly as possible, so cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes need to be managed ideally. I don't think there are 5 drugs every time.

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Some medications prescribed after a heart attack are Aspirin which prevents further clots, Nitroglycerin which opens arteries in an emergency, a blood pressure medicine known as a beta-blocker which slows heart rate.
The goal is to manage every risk factor as perfectly as possible, so cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes need to be managed ideally. I don't think there are 5 drugs every time.
Steve Krager
Steve Krager
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Dr. Daryl Jacobs
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Most common are:

Asperin, Plavix (clopidogrel) (or equivalent), a beta blocker, an ace inhibitor, and a statin.

In brief: Most common are:

Asperin, Plavix (clopidogrel) (or equivalent), a beta blocker, an ace inhibitor, and a statin.
Dr. Daryl Jacobs
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Post MI Drugs

This is a generic answer to a generic question.
The answer can vary depending upon circumstances and concurrent medical issues such as cardiac function, kidney function etc. 1. Asa 2. Ace/arb 3. Beta blocker 4. Platelet agent (plavix, effient) 5. Statin (cholesterol medicine) hope this helps :-).

In brief: Post MI Drugs

This is a generic answer to a generic question.
The answer can vary depending upon circumstances and concurrent medical issues such as cardiac function, kidney function etc. 1. Asa 2. Ace/arb 3. Beta blocker 4. Platelet agent (plavix, effient) 5. Statin (cholesterol medicine) hope this helps :-).
Dr. Bart Denys
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