As more and more people in the United States suffer from heart problems, more and less people are being prescribed medicine to control the symptoms.
It’s an issue that has divided Americans over the past decade, and the question of which medication is the best is now up to the public.
Here’s what you need to know about this topic.
Read moreThe American Heart Association, the nation’s largest heart health association, has said there is “little scientific evidence” that a specific medication has a greater effect than another.
Instead, it recommends people take medication as directed.
The American College of Cardiology, a group of doctors that represents more than 300,000 doctors, has recommended a range of treatments.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, also recommends medication.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the leading public health agency in the world, has a similar guideline.
The American Association of Blood Banks says it’s difficult to make a recommendation about which medication to use.
It says it has “a long history of recommending the use of specific medications for specific disorders, with no evidence to suggest that they are efficacious for the treatment of this condition.”
A recent review of data from a handful of studies found that people taking the drug warfarin experienced fewer heart attacks than people who did not take it.
But the drugs themselves have been linked to problems, including increased risk of stroke, heart attack and death.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says it is also recommending people stop taking warfarins because they have been associated with an increased risk for stroke, which it says can occur in people who are predisposed to them.
Dr. Richard O. Wysocki, an American Heart Foundation expert in cardiology, said that although some studies have linked the medications with better outcomes for people who take them, those studies were not large enough to say definitively whether warfarens are effective.
He said some patients may respond better to medication than others.
“If a patient is responding better than others, you might be better off giving them medication that’s different,” he said.
“But if they’re not responding at all, you may want to consider a different drug, and maybe the drug they are currently taking isn’t as effective.”
The American Medical Association says it does not endorse any particular medication, but it is recommending people use “the most appropriate medication as a first-line treatment for patients with symptoms of cardiovascular disease” and in those who have heart attacks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people who have a high-risk cholesterol level — a class of cholesterol that is more than 30 points higher than the normal range — or who have high blood pressure take a statin.
The association also says people should avoid taking drugs that interfere with their blood sugar or are likely to cause a spike in blood sugar.