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Heart Attack: Your Recovery Plan

You’ll work closely with your healthcare team to create a plan for recovery. This plan may include:

  • Tests to check how well your heart is healing

  • Treatments, such as medicines or procedures, to help your heart work better

  • Cardiac rehab (rehabilitation) to help make your heart healthier. Ask your healthcare provider for a referral.

  • Managing your risk factors. These are the things that put you at risk for another heart attack.

  • Frequent follow-ups with your healthcare provider

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Your role

You play the biggest role in your recovery plan. Only you can make the lifestyle changes needed to help prevent another heart attack.

  • Ask any questions you have and get the answers you need.

  • Ask for support following your plan, making changes, and learning new habits.

  • Know your options and take part in making decisions about treatment.

  • Follow the plan you've agreed upon with your healthcare provider. Always ask when you have questions.

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