Heart Care Medications

Because most vascular disease is associated with atherosclerosis, medications may be prescribed to reduce the overall risks of atherosclerosis, such as heart attack or stroke.

These might include medications to:

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Control diabetes
  • Prevent blood clots

Other medications may be specifically for the vascular disease for which you are being treated. These might include symptom-relief medications or stronger medications for blood clots. If a blood clot is blocking an artery, your doctor can administer thrombolytic therapy in which a clot-dissolving drug is injected into the artery at the point of the clot.

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, Maryland 20735
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Phone: 301-877-4367

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center partners with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, a national leader in research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.