Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
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Your doctor may prescribe one or more types of medication to treat your heart failure.
Diuretic medications reduce the swelling in your body by increasing the amount of urine produced by your kidneys.
ACE inhibitors are medications that allow your blood vessels to expand.
This helps decrease your blood pressure and prevents further damage to your heart by
making it easier for your heart to pump blood.
Beta-blockers are medications that block the effects of stress hormones on your heart.
Although beta-blockers slow down your heartbeat, they are mainly used to protect your heart muscle
from the long-term damage caused by stress hormones.