Heart Attack and Unstable Angina - Preventing Another Heart Attack
After you've had a
heart attack, your biggest concern will probably be
that you could have another one. You can help lower your risk of another heart attack by joining a cardiac rehabilitation program and taking your medicines.
If you don't do a cardiac rehab program, you will still need to learn about
lifestyle changes that can lower your risk of another heart attack. These changes include quitting smoking, eating heart-healthy foods,
and being active. For more information on lifestyle changes, see the Prevention section of this topic.
Take your medicines
After having a heart attack, take all of your medicines correctly. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. If you stop taking your medicine, you might raise your risk of having another heart attack.