Which types of treatments are available to reduce the risk of heart failure?
With recent research showing an increase in heart failure by consuming too much non-prescriptive drugs such as ibuprofen. Are there any other factors that need to be considered that can contribute to the increased risk of heart failure?
Diclofenac – 50% Ibuprofen – 48%
Naproxen – 53% Rofecoxib – 58%
Treatments for heart failure:
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor – The inhibitor opens the blood vessels to allow the heart to pump blood around the body more smoothly.
Beta-blockers – These are used to reduce the heart rate by reducing the effects of adrenaline which increases the heart rate and blood pressure of the body.
Hydralazine with nitrate – This tends to prescribed by a cardiologist as some patients cannot take an ACE inhibitor. The drug is used to relax the blood vessels.
Diuretics – These are designed to reduce ankle swelling and breathlessness by causing the body to remove large quantities of urine.
Digoxin – Is used to strengthen cardiac muscle contraction as well as reducing heart rate.