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Piedmont Heart Institute answeredMedications treat a heart attack by reducing the pressure and stress on the heart and keeping blood clots from forming or getting worse. Aspirin, thrombolytics, and heparin help to these ends. Nitroglycerin slows the heart rate and opens arteries easing blood flow. Beta blockers slow your heart rate, which lessens the impact of the damage. Powerful pain relievers, like morphine, are administered to reduce pain and discomfort during treatment. Other medications help with cholesterol levels and keep the heart from enlarging later on.