Getting the most out of your heart medications

These drugs help prevent potentially life-threatening events. Make sure you're taking them correctly.

Published: August, 2018


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Recently, a Heart Letter subscriber emailed us this query: "Does taking your blood pressure medication at night protect the heart more than if you take it in the morning? If so, why?"

Maybe you've wondered the same thing, or have other questions about the drugs you take to prevent or treat heart disease. In addition to blood pressure pills, these include drugs to lower cholesterol and to prevent blood clots.

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