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Heart problem and high BP. History of heart attacks. Show a way

hi my name is david bailey i am 51 yrs old , two weeks ago i moved from baltimore md to vacaville ca to live with my son because i have heart problems and high blood pressure, in the pass four yrs i have had 4 heart attact the last 2 as reseant as 2 months ago, i am unable to work at this point because my heart only function at 30% i do not have ins, no income and i am very close to running out of meds. what should i do. thanks
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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I believe that it would be prudent to try to apply for medical disability if your heart failure is as advanced as you describe. Also look online or at your county government center for programs that can help with purchase of monthly medications. The usual medications for heart failure: beta blockers (eg. carvedilol), aspirin, statins (eg. simvastatin) and ace inhibitors (eg. lisinopril) can cost as low as $4 for a 30 day supply of each, when generic. We are actually very blessed in America that we can get such good quality generics at such a low price. These medications could really improve your medical condition on the long term, and likewise without them heart failure tends to progress and worsen over time.

Hope that helps,

Dr Brenes-Salazar
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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