March 14, 2014
Doctors typically prescribe medications to a heart attack victim in order to prevent a second heart attack in the future.
Studies show these cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins and beta- blockers, which are used to control high blood pressure, can truly be truly life saving.
Researchers say people who stopped taking their cholesterol-lowering drugs had a 25 percent increased risk of death compared to people who took their pills faithfully.
Similar, but less dramatic patterns were also seen for people who stopped taking their blood pressure pills.