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Prevention of Heart disease

Prevention of Heart disease:

Methods of prevention of Heart disease mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Heart disease.

Medications used to prevent Heart disease:

Some of the different medications in the possible prevention of Heart disease include:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Alternative Preventions for Heart disease

Some of the measures that have been mentioned as possibly preventative for Heart disease may include those below.

Note that some of these claims of prevention may not be correct, and may not prevent Heart disease.

Medical news about treatments for Heart disease

These medical news articles may be relevant to Heart disease treatment:

Curable Types of Heart disease

Possibly curable or rare types of Heart disease include:

Rare Types of Heart disease:

Some rare types of Heart disease include:

Latest Treatments for Heart disease

Some of the more recent treatments for Heart disease include:

Treatments for Heart disease

Treatments to consider for Heart disease may include:

  • Aspirin - low-dose aspirin may be used to avoid heart attacks. However, because of side effects and risks it is not usually recommended for healthy individuals. Rather, mainly for those with existing heart problems or previous conditions.
  • Digitalis - makes the heart pump harder, also helps some heart rhythm problems.
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Beta-blocker
  • Nitrate (including nitroglycerine)
  • more treatments...»

Prevention of Heart disease:

Dieting and Gallstones: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Weight loss also reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Even a modest weight loss of 10 to 20 pounds can bring positive changes. And the psychological boost from losing weight, such as improved self-image and greater social interaction, should not be ignored. (Source: excerpt from Dieting and Gallstones: NIDDK)

Physical Activity and Weight Control: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke by strengthening your heart muscle, lowering your blood pressure, raising your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels (good cholesterol) and lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels (bad cholesterol), improving blood flow, and increasing your heart's working capacity. (Source: excerpt from Physical Activity and Weight Control: NIDDK)

Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK (Excerpt)

What can I do to prevent heart and blood vessel problems?

  • Keep your blood sugar and blood pressure as close to normal as you can.

  • Keep blood cholesterol and other blood fats as close to normal as you can.

  • Take your diabetes medicines at the same times each day.

  • Take your heart pills and blood pressure pills as your doctor tells you.

  • Ask your doctor if you should take an aspirin each day to help protect your heart.

  • Follow the healthy eating plan you work out with your doctor or dietitian.
Follow a healthy eating plan.

  • Don't smoke.

  • Tell your doctor right away if you think you have any signs of heart or blood vessel problems. Symptoms of heart and blood vessel problems can be shortness of breath; dizziness; pain in the chest, arms, shoulder, or back; sudden loss of sight; trouble talking;
    Choose an activity you like and stay active.
    or numbness or weakness in one arm or one leg. You also may feel very tired and have swollen ankles or feet. See What are the warning signs of a stroke?

  • Be active a total of 30 minutes most days. Use stairs; park farther from the shopping center. Walk, swim, do housework, or garden. Check with your doctor to know what activities are best for you.

  • Get to a healthy weight.
(Source: excerpt from Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK)

NHLBI Heart Disease & Women Are You At Risk: NHLBI (Excerpt)

The research on aspirin is promising: This well-known "wonder drug" may help to both prevent and treat heart attacks. A study of more than 87,000 women found that those who took a low dose of aspirin regularly were less likely to suffer a first heart attack than women who took no aspirin. Women over age 50 appeared to benefit most.

Other recent research suggests that only a tiny daily dose of aspirin may be needed to protect against heart attacks. One study found that, for both women and men, taking only 30 mg of aspirin daily--one-tenth the strength of a regular aspirin--helped prevent heart attacks as effectively as the usual 300 mg dose. The smaller dose also caused less stomach irritation.

Aspirin also reduces the chances that women who have already had a heart attack or stroke will have, or die from, another one. If taken quickly, aspirin may also increase the chances of survival after a heart attack.

Keep in mind, however, that aspirin is a powerful drug with many side effects. It can increase your chances of getting ulcers, kidney disease, liver disease, and a stroke from a hemorrhage. Because of these serious risks, you should not take aspirin to either prevent or treat a heart attack without first discussing it with your doctor. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI Heart Disease & Women Are You At Risk: NHLBI)

Folic Acid: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Folic acid is also important for women at every age, because it helps prevent heart disease and stroke. However, too much folic acid can mask the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, which affects one in five people ages 65 to 95 years. So, the recommended level of folic acid does not go above one mg per day. (Source: excerpt from Folic Acid: NWHIC)


If you have already had a heart attack, aspirin helps to lower the risk of having another one. It also helps to keep arteries open in those who have had a heart bypass or other artery-opening procedure such as coronary angioplasty. But, because of its risks, aspirin is NOT approved by the Food and Drug Administration for preventing heart attacks in healthy people. It may even be harmful for some persons, especially those with no risk of heart disease. Talk to your health care provider about whether taking aspirin is right for you. Be sure not to confuse aspirin with other common pain relieving products such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxyn sodium (Aleve). (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)

Prevention Claims: Heart disease

Information on prevention of Heart disease comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Heart disease prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.


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