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Heart Attack and Unstable Angina - Life After a Heart Attack

Take other steps to live healthier

After a heart attack, it's also important to:

  • Take your medicines exactly as directed. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Keep your blood sugar in your target range if you have diabetes.
  • Get a flu vaccine every year. It can help you stay healthy and may prevent another heart attack.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation, if you drink. This means having 1 alcoholic drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
  • Seek help for sleep problems. Your doctor may want to check for sleep apnea, a common sleep problem in people who have heart disease. For more information, see the topic Sleep Apnea.
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Last Updated: May 08, 2013
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