Your heart is the muscle that keeps your body going. If not treated properly, problems with your heart can cause severe damage to your health — or even death. In fact, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among Americans today.
To improve heart health, you must also maintain a healthy lifestyle. This section will teach you more about how to eat well, get exercise, and reduce stress.
Now you have even more help protecting your heart*: COREG®. If you have heart failure or have had a heart attack that reduced how well your heart pumps, COREG can help. As a beta-blocker, it helps maintain your heart health on a daily basis. COREG can lessen your heart’s workload and help protect your heart.
COREG can be taken with many other heart medications. Be sure to ask your doctor about taking other medications along with your daily dose of COREG.
Remember that the information on this website is meant to be in addition to the information that you receive from your doctor. It is not meant to replace it or to provide medical advice. Your doctor should always be your main source of information about your condition and how to manage it.
High Blood Pressure
- It is called “the silent killer” and occurs when the pressure of the blood in your arteries is too high.
- Often won’t lead you to feel any symptoms until there’s a serious problem, which is why it’s important to ask your doctor about being tested.
- Puts stress on vital organs like your heart, kidneys, and blood vessels.
- Can lead to kidney failure, stroke, eye problems, heart attack, or heart failure if not treated.
- Is a condition in which the heart pumps weakly and the body does not get enough oxygen. With heart failure, the weakened heart can’t supply the cells with enough blood. This results in fatigue and shortness of breath.
- It is a chronic disease that develops slowly and may not be noticed at first. If not treated, heart failure will get worse over time.
- Currently affects nearly 5 million Americans, with 550,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
- A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is decreased or blocked.
- It can be caused by blood clots. These occur when plaque (the fat and other substances that can build up in the heart) breaks open. The clot blocks blood flow to the heart, and the heart muscle begins to die.
- In 2004, the American Heart Association estimated that nearly 1,200,000 new and recurrent coronary attacks happen per year. About 38 percent of people who experience a coronary attack in a given year die from it.
*The studies showing heart benefits were done with COREG® (carvedilol).