Medications to Treat Heart Attacks
Nitroglycerin is a common treatment to increase the flow of blood to the heart. Simple aspirin or heparin helps to prevent clots from forming. Streptokinas, Anisoylated plasminogen-streptokinas activator complex and Tissue palminogen are all used to break up clots. Morphine is typically used to combat the pain and Benzodiazepines are administered to decrease anxiety. Beta Blockers are used to help decrease the size of the damaged heart muscle thereby lowering the changes of another myocardial infarction.