There a variety of medical treatments for heart disease which include medications, surgery and other medical procedures.
Medications for heart conditions aim to reduce symptoms and help you to live longer. They work by helping the heart to beat properly and regularly and circulate blood around the body without obstruction.
As an overview, it can be helpful to view these medications in terms of the different ways in which they work. Medications which are commonly prescribed include those which:
There are many different surgical procedures to help heart conditions. They range from opening blocked arteries by implanting tubes or stents to keep them open, bypass surgery where the surgeon builds a bypass around a blocked artery, heart valve replacement or repair, implantation of a pacemaker to regulate the heart beat and heart transplantation. More information on many of these procedures can be found on this site.