Understand Medications & Heart Health
For patients with cardiovascular disease, taking medication is usually a long-term commitment, perhaps lifelong. Therefore, understanding the medications you are taking and how they work is a key step in managing your cardiovascular disease and preventing a first, or repeat, cardiovascular event. In fact, for many patients, not adhering to a medication plan can have serious, or even fatal, consequences.
How often have you insisted that your partner, child, or parent take his or her medicine to get better or stay well? Your loved ones want the same thing for you—a long and healthy life. So, take your medicine! If not for yourself, take it for the people who care about you.