Many medicines are prescribed for the treatment of heart disease, and keeping track can sometimes be overwhelming. Understanding what each medication does and its relevance in your health is important. Medications can reduce the risk of heart attack, angina, stroke or heart failure. They can also help manage symptoms by controlling high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol, and improve your quality of life. Today we talk about statins, beta blockers, blood thinners and more with Dr. Steven Hirsch, interventional cardiologist with Mercy Cardiovascular Institute.