Harvard Heart Letter

Medication management for CAD

Simple tools make it easier to manage your medications.

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Use simple tools to manage heart pills

Science has developed a wide array of medications that reduce the symptoms of heart disease and prevent catastrophic events such as stroke or heart attack. But people with heart disease often are overwhelmed with the task of keeping up with—and taking—all these wonder drugs.

"Those newly diagnosed will likely be on three or four medications at the very outset. Learning what each one is for and which side effects they may cause and remembering to take them on schedule is quite a daunting task," says Dr. Joanne Foody, associate professor of medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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