Heart failure can be a result of a variety of health, genetic, and lifestyle factors, and treatment is specific to each person's condition. Medication is usually a core component of the treatment plan to manage symptoms. You may be prescribed diuretics to help lower high blood pressure by flushing out excess salt and water. Beta blockers are prescribed for treating arrhythmia, angina, and hypertension. ACE inhibitors are another type of heart failure drug that helps balance blood pressure as well as sodium and potassium balance. Heart disease is often preceded by high cholesterol and hypertension, so treatment can often include hypertension medication.