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Heart Health

Our Heart Health medication section contains a wide range of medications used to treat and/or prevent various cardiovascular conditions, including, angina, congestive heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, atherosclerosis (blocked arteries), peripheral artery disease, and (thrombosis).  

The different classes of Heart Health medication are listed on the left of the page and when you click on one of these, the principal brand name products display in the left column and generic alternatives to the right. 

Use the search feature to quickly find the product you are looking for, by entering either the active ingredient, e.g. benazepril or the product name, e.g. Benace. 

Our Heart Health medication section contains a wide range of medications used to treat and/or prevent various cardiovascular conditions, including, angina, congestive heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, atherosclerosis (blocked arteries), peripheral artery disease, and (thrombosis).  

The different classes of Heart Health medication are listed on the left of the page and when you click on one of these, the principal brand name products display in the left column and generic alternatives to the right. 

Use the search feature to quickly find the product you are looking for, by entering either the active ingredient, e.g. benazepril or the product name, e.g. Benace. 
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Compromising heart health 

Heart health is compromised by cardiovascular disease, which affects the heart or blood vessels and can be caused by an infection, inflammation or a genetic predisposition.  However, the main causes and risk factors are:

  • high cholesterol, causing blockage and hardening of arteries,
  • high blood pressure or hypertension, which increases workload on the heart and damages blood vessels
  • smoking, which damages blood vessels. 
  • poor diet and lack of exercise
some inherited conditions that affect the heart valves or heart muscle

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the build-up of fatty deposits, mainl