What Are the Medications for Heart Murmurs?

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The medication your doctor prescribes depends on the specific heart problem you have. Some medications your doctor might give you include:
  • Medications that prevent blood clots (anticoagulants). An anticoagulant prevents blood clots from forming in your heart and causing a heart attack or stroke.
  • Water pills (diuretics). Diuretics remove excess fluid from your body, which can help treat other conditions that might worsen a heart murmur.
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. ACE inhibitors lower your blood pressure. High blood pressure can worsen underlying conditions that cause heart murmurs.
  • Statins. Statins help lower your cholesterol. Having high cholesterol seems to worsen some heart valve problems, including some heart murmurs.
  • Beta blockers. These drugs lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
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