Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death today. It is a silent disease that usually reveals itself with a medical emergency like heart attack. Although diet and lifestyle modification plays a key role in management of heart disease medicines for heart disease are important to address the immediate medical needs of the patient. When are medicines for heart disease prescribed? 'Commonly drugs for heart disease are prescribed for the treatment of angina heart failure and abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmias)' says Dr Vineet Sankhla Consultant Cardiologist CIMS Hospital Ahmedabad. What are the common drugs prescribed for heart disease?