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After a heart attack, when should I see my doctor after I leave the hospital?

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After a heart attack, make a doctor's appointment for 2 to 6 weeks after leaving the hospital. Your doctor will want to check on your recovery. She may ask you to have diagnostic tests (such as an exercise stress test or echocardiogram at regular intervals). These tests can help your doctor diagnose blockages in your coronary arteries and plan treatment.

Call your doctor sooner if you have symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or irregular heartbeats.

From: Heart Disease and Heart Attacks WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018
Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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