People with heart disease often are prescribed a number of medications. Learning what each one is for and which side effects they may cause and remembering to take them on schedule can be a daunting task. Support is needed from the prescribing physician, from caregivers, and from family and friends. Tools—some as old-fashioned as wall calendars, some as new as mobile phone apps and smart pillboxes—can help people properly take and track the heart medications they need.
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