One in four deaths in the U.S. is a result of heart disease, which is why it's important to address any potential cardiovascular problems early.
Inside Edition teamed up with RxSaver by RetailMeNot and its medical expert, Dr. Holly Phillips, for tips to save money when managing your heart issues.
Phillips recommends taking your medication exactly as prescribed.
"Skipping doses could threaten your health and also lead to expensive complications," she said.
Many medications for heart disease that were sold as brand-name only are now available as generics. Generic drugs tend to be less expensive, so they can be a great money-saving option.
"There are ways to save on prescription drugs whether or not you have insurance. To find the best price, check out RxSaver, the free website and app that lets you compare prices at nearby pharmacies," said Phillips. "Just enter the name of your medication, then choose the best price and location that works for you to save up to 80%."