A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to your heart is greatly reduced or blocked completely, resulting in damage to part of your heart muscle.
If your heart has been damaged by a heart attack, it is weaker and can't pump as much blood as usual. Taking your medication and making lifestyle changes are important steps to take after a heart attack.
AFTER A HEART ATTACK, YOUR DOCTOR OR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL MAY PRESCRIBE DIOVAN BECAUSE:
Diovan is the only angiotensin receptor blocker approved
by the FDA to treat adults after a heart attack to
improve the chance of living longer.
In a large clinical trial, patients treated with Diovan
after having a heart attack with the complication of heart failure
were more likely to live longer.
Diovan works by blocking angiotensin II, a chemical that causes blood vessels to constrict, and this can potentially lead to
unhealthy changes to your heart.
If you've had a heart attack, ask your doctor if Diovan may be right for you.
Diovan is used in adults to improve the chance of living longer after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Diovan HCT (valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide) tablets are not approved for this use.