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How can a heart center help me recover after a heart attack?

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Many hospitals have an outpatient rehabilitation program. If yours doesn’t, your doctor may refer you to a heart center that runs one. These can help you in many ways:

  • They may speed up your recovery.
  • You’ll work with people who specialize in heart health.
  • The staff there will show you how to make changes that can protect and strengthen your heart.
  • You'll do activities that will help your heart work better and lower your heart rate.
  • Using what you learn will help you stay healthy.

From: What You Should Do After a Heart Attack WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Heart Attack Recovery."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Recovery FAQs."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Heart Attack: Tips for Recovering and Staying Well."

WomenHeart.org: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Texas Heart Institute: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Heart Attack Recovery."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Recovery FAQs."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Heart Attack: Tips for Recovering and Staying Well."

WomenHeart.org: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Texas Heart Institute: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2018

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