If you are on medications for high blood pressure or high cholesterol, it is important to take them as directed, even though you may not have symptoms.
Some over-the-counter medications may increase blood pressure or interfere with your prescription medications, so check with your doctor or pharmacist to learn which medications are safe to take.
The most common type of heart disease is called coronary artery disease. This is when the vessels that supply blood to the heart are narrowed or blocked and can lead to heart attacks. Other kinds of heart disease affect the heart valves or the heart’s ability to pump blood, as in congestive heart failure.
Many people don’t realize they have heart disease or risk factors for developing heart disease.
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